3 shot while riding bicycles in Hunting Park

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Three people were shot while riding bicycles in Philadelphia's Hunting Park neighborhood.

Three people were shot while riding bicycles in Philadelphia's Hunting Park neighborhood.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of 5th Street and Erie Avenue.

Police say a 44-year-old man and a 17-year-old male were shot in the back.

The third victim, an 18-year-old male was shot in the leg.

Police say the man was found lying on the 3700 block of North 5th street. He had fallen off his bicycle after being shot.

A few blocks away from that scene, the two other victims were shot and wounded.

The teens managed to ride their bicycles to the 17-year-old victim's home on the 3500 block of North 7th Street. They notified police from there.

All three victims were taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Police say the shots appear to have come from a distance.

The teen victims are friends, but the man was just riding his bike nearby, and does not know the other victims.

Police don't know if any of the victims were the intended target.

Investigators are checking area cameras and looking for ballistic evidence.

So far, no word on a motive.
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