PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a teen was killed and another was injured in a double shooting in Philadelphia’s West Mount Airy section onMonday evening. The double shooting took place on West Sharpnack Street just after 5:30 p.m.
Investigators say one of the 17-year-olds was shot in the stomach and is going to be OK, but the second teen was shot in the head and died from his injuries.
At least 16 shots pierced the air on West Sharpnack Street.
“I’m still shaken up,” a neighbor named Diana said.
Diana, who’s lived in the area for the past four years, witnessed something she says she never wants to see again.
“They picked the guy up and just threw him in the back of the car. I’ll never get that out of my head, how his body just hit the floor of the cop car like that,” she said.
The first responding officers scooped up two 17-year-old boys and rushed them to Einstein Medical Center.
“He was shot in the head. He was completely unconscious, laying on the sidewalk, bleeding very heavily,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
The teen died minutes before 8 p.m.
Police say they do not have a motive at this time.
Small says the target appears to be the teen who died. Investigators say he was also armed.
“When police took him out of the police car and onto the stretcher at the hospital, that’s when they realized he had a semi-auto handgun on his waistband,” Small said.
Crime scene detectives are reviewing neighbors’ doorbell and home surveillance cameras, which may have captured two suspects fleeing the scene.
“The shooters, two males, were last seen in a silver vehicle — SUV-type vehicle — heading west on Sharpnack Street towards Elmlin Street,” Small said.
On the normally quiet street, Diana says she’s simply glad those 16 bullets didn’t strike anyone else.
“I’m just so glad that my kids weren’t outside while the shooting was going on,” she said.
Investigators have not made any arrests. If you have any information about the shooting, call police.