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Police: Three Teens Shot In Hunting Park, Gunman Sought

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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for the gunman who shot three teen boys late Friday night in Hunting Park.

The shooting happened just before midnight in the 4000 block of Germantown Avenue.

Police say two teens were hanging around a gas station when an unknown gunman opened fire on them.

The teens fled, but both were shot. One, a 16-year-old boy, was shot in the back and taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition. Police say they found the second victim, a 15-year-old boy, with a gunshot wound to his leg in the 1800 block of Pulaski Avenue. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Then, at around 3 a.m., police say they discovered that there was a third shooting victim. Another 15-year-old boy had been taken by a private car to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Authorities say he was grazed by a bullet in both legs.

Police describe the shooter as a 16 or 17-year-old black male, between 5′ 7″ and 5′ 8″ tall, and was wearing a white tee-shirt at the time.

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