Friendly Scuffle Ends With Boy Suffering Gunshot Wound In Mantua

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say a friendly scuffle among two adolescents resulted in gunfire and one of the boys being hospitalized.

The two were playing in an empty lot along Brown Street in Mantua around 8 p.m. Sunday. Police say the boys, ages 14 and 12, were involved in what detectives described as friendly horseplay when a handgun they had discharged.

The 12-year-old ran inside his home reporting he had been shot and he was rushed to Children’s Hospital where he’s listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators have not determined where the gun came from, and the incident remains under investigation. Charges were not immediately filed.

Reported by Al Novack, KYW Newsradio

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  • Where are the Parents

    What parents?What ever happened to playing basketball,baseball,football,red light green light nowadays kids 12/14 years old are playing with guns?This why some people should never have children.

  • Pamela

    This wasn’t Mantua New Jersey – this was the Mantua Section of Philadelphia – this really should be clarified. Thank you

  • Free NJ Please

    and enter the anti-gunners…….”you see, you see, this is why guns should be banned, look at what’s happening to our kids…blah…blah…blah…liberal…liberal…”
    And here comes Brian Miller with NJ Ceasefire…”guns are bad, I am going to put an end to this…”

    Has anyone ever considered the parents are bad? How about arresting the parents?

  • DC Handgun Info

    Yeah, this happens to me all the time when I engage in “friendly horseplay” with friends. GOOD GRIEF. Where are the parents? Twelve-year-olds should not be toting guns, obviously

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