Teen charged in shooting death of 11-year-old brother in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A teenager has been charged in the shooting death of his 11-year-old brother in West Philadelphia.

Police have charged 19-year-old Nikeem Leach with Involuntary Manslaughter, Violation of Uniform Firearm Act-No License and Violation of Uniform Firearm Act-On the Street.

The shooting happened just before noon Monday in the 5700 block of Haddington Lane.

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11-year-old boy dies after being shot in West Philadelphia. Annie McCormick reports during Action News at 4pm on November 11, 2019.

Police said the boy, identified as Ayyub Leach, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

Ayyub was taken to Lankenau Medical Center where he died.

Police said the boy's brother went door-to-door looking for help after the shooting.

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Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter holds a news conference after an 11-year-old boy was shot and killed in West Philadelphia on November 11, 2019.

When a neighbor came to help, the 19-year-old fled the scene, Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said.

However, he was picked up by officers a short time later.

Police said the brothers were the only people inside the home at the time of the shooting.

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