Teen critical after shot in face in Southwest Philadelphia, police say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police said a shooting has left a 16 year old in critical condition in Southwest Philadelphia Monday night.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of 55th Street and Chester Avenue.

Police say the teen was shot in the face.

Officers are searching a two-block stretch of the neighborhood, but are focusing on the area outside of a corner store.

Police said the motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

No arrests have been made at this time.
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