It happened at 8:50 a.m. Thursday on the 2100 block of West 9th Street.
Officers responded to the scene and found a 16-year-old boy who had been shot in the chest.
Authorities say early indications are that the shooting was accidental.
A city official told Action News a group of teens were in the backyard of a home, and they were either displaying or playing with a weapon when it went off.
Detectives were interviewing witnesses in an effort to determine exactly what led to the shooting.
The injured teen was rushed him to Crozer-Chester Medical Center where we are told he is alert and talking.
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