Argument Over Basketball Game Could Have Led to Deadly Philly Rec Center, Police Say

An argument over basketball possibly leads to shooting outside North Philly rec center, police say.

A gunman killed a teenage boy and injured another in a double shooting outside a North Philadelphia recreation center Wednesday night that may have stemmed from an earlier fight over a basketball game.

The two 17-year-olds were on the 2900 block of North 12th Street around 8:10 p.m. when a gunman opened fire. Quasier Barley was shot once in the chest and once in the arm while a second teen was shot once in the elbow, police said.

One of the shooting victims ran into the 12th & Cambria Recreation Center for help, police said.

Barley died a short time later at the hospital while the other boy was listed in stable condition.

A fight over an earlier basketball game at the recreation center may have sparked the shooting, investigators said.

Investigators looked for the shooter, a man in his 20s with dreadlocks who was wearing black shorts and a lime green basketball jersey, as well as three people who possibly took the gun from the scene, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia police.

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