Summerdale

Teen, 14, Killed in Northeast Philadelphia Shooting

The shooting happened in a residential neighborhood about two blocks away from Samuel Fels High School

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A teenager died and another was hospitalized with a wound to the head following what is believed to have been a drive-by shooting in the Summerdale neighborhood of lower Northeast Philadelphia Friday afternoon, police said.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. on the 800 block of Bridge Street. The boy, identified by his family as Robert "Bobby" Yocum, was 14 and was pronounced dead at an area hospital, police said. A 15-year-old girl was alert and talking despite the gunshot to the head, Philadelphia Police Department Inspector D.F. Pace said.

The shooting happened in a residential neighborhood about two blocks away from Sammuel Fels High School. Police said later Friday that someone opened fire from a passing car on a group of young people standing on Bridge Street.

A motive for the shooting was not known Friday night.

A tally by the city controller's office shows that in 2022, at least 112 minors had been shot, 18 fatally, as of June 9.

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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