12-year-old shot in Northeast Philadelphia

Watch the report from Action News' Dann Cuellar.
May 2, 2014 8:58:50 PM PDT
Police say a 12-year-old boy was shot along with an adult male, when gunfire broke out in the Lawncrest section of Northeast Philadelphia.

It happened around 9:15 Friday evening near the intersection of Rising Sun Avenue and Van Kirk Street.

Police say it appears that the 12-year-old and a 21-year-old man were walking together when shots were fired.

The 21-year-old, who police believe was the intended target, was shot in the chest and is in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center.

The 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is hospitalized in stable condition.

Authorities say the gunman was seen wearing a black t-shirt and army fatigues.

No word on a motive on any arrests.


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