PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 16-year-old boy was shot seven times in a drive-by shooting in West Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. Police said the shooting happened shortly before 3 p.m. on the 1500 block of North 52nd Street in a shopping center parking lot.
Police said the teen was shot four times in his stomach, twice in the right side of his chest and once in his right shoulder.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For Suspect Accused Of Fatally Shooting 77-Year-Old Man In Juniata
The teen was rushed to an area hospital and placed in critical condition, police said.
Authorities said the victim is a student at KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy. The shooting scene is not far from the school.
“He has an early release pass, but he left a little bit earlier than his early release,” Capt. John Walker said. “As he’s sitting here, obviously a person comes up and shoots out of the vehicle. The vehicle goes northbound through the parking lot and comes out on 52nd Street.”READ MORE: Montgomery County Officer Grazed By Bullet During Philly’s 4th Of July Fireworks Feels ‘Lucky’ To Walk Away From Incident
Detectives are searching for a black SUV.
No arrests have been made and no weapons have been recovered, according to police.
The investigation is ongoing.MORE NEWS: PHL Airport Receiving $24 Million In Federal Funding For Terminal Improvements
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