A teenager was killed while two others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a car in North Philadelphia on Sunday.
The three teens were inside a light blue Nissan on the 2800 block of North 21st Street at 1:36 p.m. when a gunman opened fire.
A 19-year-old man was shot eight times in the upper torso, an 18-year-old man was shot once in the left arm and a teen between the ages of 17 and 18 was shot once in the head.
The teen between 17 and 18 years of age was pronounced dead by medics at 1:42 p.m. The 19-year-old man was taken to Temple University Hospital in extremely critical condition. The 18-year-old victim was also taken to Temple and placed in stable condition.
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No arrests have been made and no weapons have been recovered.
As of Saturday night, there have been 177 homicides in Philadelphia, up 32% from the same time last year, which was one of the most violent years in the city’s recent history.
Last month, federal officials announced an “all-hands-on-deck” approach that would add resources to prosecute local gun crimes. Former Mayor Ed Rendell even floated the idea of bringing back retired police officers.
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