Suspect identified in shooting of 2 young teens

January 6, 2014 9:46:53 AM PST
Philadelphia police have released the identity of the suspect in the shooting of two teenagers in Southwest Philadelphia.

18-year-old Larry Smith from the 5400 block of Willows Avenue is charged with two counts of the following: Aggravated Assault, Possessing Firearm with Altered Serial Number, VUFA-Altering, VUFA-No License, VUFA Streets, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person and related offenses.

The incident happened Saturday night along the 1500 block of South 58th Street.

It was approximately 10:44 p.m. Saturday when officers responded to the report of a shooting, and when they arrived they found two young victims - a 15-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy - both suffering from gunshot wounds to their left leg.

The victims were transported to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in stable condition.

Police say Smith is known to both victims.


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