PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A 17-year-old boy is dead and another man is fighting for his life after police say they were shot in a double shooting. The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday on the 2000 block of Orthodox Street in Philadelphia’s East Frankford neighborhood.
Police say the 17-year-old victim was found dead inside the kitchen of a red-brick home on the 2000 block of Orthodox Street. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his chest, according to police.
A 21-year-old man was rushed to the hospital in “extremely critical condition” after authorities say he was shot several times throughout his body.
According to police, there were six people inside the home at the time of the shooting – the two victims, two suspects and two other people who were not injured.
“Inside the property there was a lot of blood coming from the kitchen area into the living room area,” Philadelphia Police Capt. George Fuchs said. “Inside the kitchen area, there was three shell casings.”
Investigators say two men were seen running away, but police caught up with them.
The two men are in custody but no charges have been filed at this time.
“Within minutes, we heard calls of a stabbing. There was no stabbing but a highway patrol team noticed a couple of males walking and one of the males had blood on his shirt. They immediately stopped them, they detained them and they made the connection.”
Police say there was no forced entry into the home, suggesting the victims knew the suspects.
CBS3’s Chantee Lans contributed to this report.