Teen fatally shot after argument about a cellphone, police say

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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Teen fatally shot after argument over cell phone, police say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating the fatal shooting of a teen in North Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.

It happened around 1:25 a.m. on the 2200 block of Edgley Street.

Police said the 17-year-old victim, reportedly from Southwest Philadelphia, and a friend were dropping off some girls at that location.

Investigators said there was a dispute over a cellphone, and a group of males approached the females and the victim.

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Police said that is when the teen was shot multiple times.

The teen was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the police.