PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in North Philadelphia on Tuesday night. The shooting happened on the 2100 block of North 18th Street around 9:14 p.m.
Police say the boy was sitting on the front steps of an unoccupied home, when three males, believed to be teenagers, walked up, shot him, and ran away.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Detectives Searching For Man They Believe Can Help Solve Santino Thomas' Murder Case
He was shot twice in the arm and once in the chest.READ MORE: Sharon Hill Borough Council Launches Independent Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Police took him to a local hospital.
The department is also investigating unrelated homicides in the city; the two deadly shootings happened 15 minutes apart.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Man Killed In Double Shooting Inside Port Richmond Home, Police Say
The shooting is still under investigation.