14-year-old critical after shooting

July 29, 2009 4:59:03 AM PDT
A shootout in Philadelphia's East Oak Lane section has put a teenager in the hospital. Gunfire rang out shortly after 8:00 Tuesday night along the 6400 block of North Sydenham Street.

Police say a 14-year-old and a 23-year-old man were firing at each other.

Medics took both of them to Albert Einstein Medical Center.

The 14-year-old got the worst of it - he is in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

The 23-year-old is stable.

It is unclear why the shootout took place.


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