Teen prisoner escapes hospital

March 4, 2008 6:55:00 AM PST
The search continues this morning for a teenage prisoner who escaped from the surgical ward inside the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Seventeen-year-old Anthony Horton of Southwest Philadelphia was an inmate at the Youth Studies Center. He was being treated at HUP Monday for a gunshot wound in his abdomen.

Officials say 3 men and a woman came to visit Horton. It's believed those people helped him escape.

The reason for Horton's incarceration is not available since he's only 17-years-old and legally considered a minor.