Teens Shot in South Philly, Police Nab Suspect

Gunfire rang out in South Philadelphia Friday night leaving one teenager clinging to life and another hospitalized.

A gunman opened fire at 27th Street and Snyder Avenue near Point Breeze Avenue around 9 p.m. striking a 19-year-old woman in back and leg and a 16-year-old boy shot in the abdomen, said Philadelphia.

The shooting left the woman in surgery in critical condition and the boy in stable condition, said police.

Officers nabbed a suspect and recovered a gun nearby shortly after the shooting. They didn’t name the man they arrested.

The shootings were part of a violent night in the city. A 34-year-old man died in a shooting around 9:30 p.m. along the 2600 block of N 7th Street in North Philly; a 30-year-old man was shot in the back along the 2100 block of E Orleans Street in Kensington; and a drive-by shooting along the 2500 block of Nicholas Street in North Philly around 10 p.m. left a 46-year-old woman shot in the back and stomach.

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