Teen Boy Dies After Being Shot 8 Times in North Philly

Kanye Davis was on the 400 block of West Diamond Street at 8 p.m. when a gunman opened fire

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What to Know

  • Kanye Davis was shot and killed Sunday night along West Diamond Street in North Philadelphia.
  • Police found the 16-year-old shot several times inside a Nissan, investigators said.
  • With more than 500 homicides to date, 2021 is the deadliest year in recorded history in Philadelphia.

A teenage boy died after being shot at least eight times in North Philadelphia Sunday night. 

Kanye Davis was on the 400 block of West Diamond Street at 8 p.m. when a gunman opened fire, Philadelphia police said. Officers found the 16-year-old was shot eight times throughout his body inside a car and rushed him to Temple University Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead around 8:30 p.m.

No arrests were made and a weapon has not been recovered.

The shooting occurred hours after a Temple University student was shot and killed a few blocks away from campus in North Philadelphia.

A quadruple shooting also occurred at 8:12 p.m. along the 1300 block of South 50th Street. A 22-year-old man was shot once in the right leg, a 21-year-old man was also shot in the right leg, a 28-year-old man was shot twice in the right thigh and grazed in the chest and a 40-year-old man was shot once in the right arm.

All four victims were taken to the hospital. The 40-year-old man is in critical condition while the other three victims are all stable.

So far this year there have been at least 506 homicides, making 2021 the deadliest year on record in Philadelphia. 

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

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