Shooting Near Philly Charter School

A man was shot in the leg Tuesday morning on the same block as a Philadelphia charter school, causing a scare for students, staff and their families.

The 19-year-old victim was hit around 7:20 a.m. on the 4700 block of Parkside Avenue in the city's Parkside neighborhood -- not far from the Discovery Charter School, authorities said.

Initial reports indicate the school, which serves students from kindergarten to 8th grade, was placed on lockdown after the incident but officials have yet to confirm any lockdown occurred.

Stay with NBC10 for more on this developing story.

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