Teen shot while sleeping on sofa in his Germantown home by someone on porch, police say

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Philadelphia police said someone standing on a porch shot a teen sleeping on a couch inside a house in Germantown

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police said a 17 year old was shot while sleeping on the sofa in his Germantown home early Wednesday.

It happened around 1 a.m. on the 1900 block of Laveer Street.

Police said the teen was asleep on his sofa when someone came onto the porch and shot into the front of the house.

The teen was shot in the legs. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Investigators found nine shell casings at the scene.

So far there is no word on a suspect or a motive for the shooting.