PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy is the latest victim of gun violence in Philadelphia. Police say the teenager was shot and killed Monday evening in the city’s Grays Ferry neighborhood. The boy was one of seven people killed on Monday.
According to officials, this happened just before 8 p.m. along the 2900 block of Morris Street.
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BREAKING: Police confirming a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed just before 8pm on Morris Street in Grays Ferry. They say teen was outside with friends when a car came up and started firing shots into the crowd. @PhillyPolice telling me this is their 7th homicide in 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/b94yekp1JS
— Alicia Roberts (@ARobertsCBS) February 9, 2021
Police say a group of teens was sitting outside of a home when a car drove up and started firing shots into the crowd. The 15-year-old boy suffered gunshot wounds to his chest, left knee and left arm.
Police say he then ran into the home, where he collapsed. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police are not releasing the name of the victim at this time.
Police say at least 21 shots were fired in what they believe was a targeted attack.READ MORE: 'Everyone Was In Pure Panic': Good Samaritans Rush To Shooting Victims' Aid At Park City Center Mall
Officers were responding to another call in the area when they heard the shots ring out and called it in over the radio.
So far, no arrests have been made.
This comes just hours after two men were found shot to death in Kensington.
There have been at least seven murders in the city Monday.MORE NEWS: Man In Critical Condition After Fairhill Shooting, Police Say
CBS3’s Alicia Roberts contributed to this report.