Teen Killed, 12-Year-Old Boy Injured After a Shooting in Philadelphia

Homicide investigators gather on North 19th Street near West Somerset Street in North Philadelphia after a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning killing one teenager and injuring a 12-year-old. (Photo/JOSEPH KACZMAREK/The_Inquirer)

November 6, 2017
OAN Newsroom

A manhunt is underway in Philadelphia after a gunman opened fire on a group of teenagers, killing a 16-year-old.

Authorities say the suspect approached a group of teens sitting on a porch early Sunday morning and began shooting.

A 16-year-old boy died at the scene after being shot in the chest, while a 12-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Police have not determined a motive, but an investigation is ongoing.

“The two victims were with a bunch of other children basically just hanging out talking and a male shooter about five-foot-six wearing all dark clothing came upon them and basically started firing into the crowd,” announced Captain George Fuchs of the Philadelphia Police Department.

The suspect later fled the scene.

Authorities say they are looking for a black male in his early twenties standing about five-feet six-inches tall with brown eyes and wavy hair.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.

  • Not Your Press Conference!

    What happened to the city of brotherly love ❤️?

  • Jock E Shift

    It’s a daily occurrence in Chiraq.

  • Sergeant_rock

    I agree….

  • Sergeant_rock

    How tragic… Another young life wasted, another family in grief and mourning and for no reason other than plain stupid violence…

    The City of Brotherly Hate… Another city of out-of-control violence, and like Chicago and other cities run by liberal, not-so-bright Demoncrats with their “abundance of strict gun laws” that DO NOT stop criminals, gang members and those bent on violence from getting guns… But stupid is as stupid does and Democrats have no shortage of stupid….

    Where are your Black Lives Matter now?? Where are the “kneelers” and protestors of black oppression and violence?? A “white” cop didn’t do this, one of your “oppressed” did it…

  • Joe samo

    More democrats with guns.

  • aldoro

    I am finding it so hard to NOT be prejudiced.

  • Cbrown

    So, anyone taking any bets on this one?

  • Beedogz

    “Children”? Or gangbangers??

    Turf wars, drug wars. Blacks killing blacks, every night, in every major city across the nation. Night after night after night. “Culture”.

    • kaiju

      If Obama had a son. He would be so proud.

  • kaiju

    This happens all the time in Philly. Remember this is where BHusseinO got 100%+ of the votes in 2012. It’s a super corrupt Democrat run wasteland just like Chicago, Seattle, LA, Houston, and DC.

  • TheApana

    Sounds like an antifag thinking he’s a badass revolutionary shooting defenseless kids.

    • Beedogz

      The antifreaks are mainly white/hispanic. This shooter was black. Gang related no doubt. Or some perceived insult that means death amongst inner city black “culture”.

  • Vincent Swift

    when there is no theft, it must be a politically motivated hate crime. It would seem related to the Antifa Nov 4th ‘uprising’, like the shooting in Texas. Deomocrat leaders need to condemn all Antifa related activities.

    • Varangian Guard

      Where did you get the Antifa angle from in Texas?
      Overall the 04 Nov activities were a lame promise, I don’t think this was related, do you have a reference to cite?
      The next outcry will be Wednesday, in which the progressives are supposed to take a moment to “cry and scream helplessly” into the sky in memorial and protest to the lection a year ago.
      I’m fairly certain this will be lame as well. It would be funny to see and laugh at if it took place in full view and not in a subway stall…