16-year-old Philadelphia teen shot to death in the city’s Tioga section
PHILADELPHIA Shooting — On Wednesday evening, a teenager who was 16 years old was fatally shot on a street in the Tioga district of the city, according to the authorities. They believe that juvenile shooters were responsible for the shooting. At approximately 5:30 in the evening, officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were dispatched to the 1400 block of West Erie Avenue after receiving reports of a shooting in the area.
The teen died at the hospital
A 16-year-old boy was discovered unresponsive on the pavement with gunshot wounds to the chest, back, and arm, said to Chief Inspector Scott Small, who spoke to the media about the incident. The victim was transported by the police to Temple University Hospital, but he did not survive his stay there and ultimately passed away. According to Small, the victim, who was not identified, resided a block away from the location where he was murdered.
During the immediate aftermath of the horrific shooting, there were no reports of any arrests being made. The investigation team discovered more than ten shells scattered over the road and sidewalk, and nearby surveillance camera captured the majority of the incident. Investigators have a strong suspicion that the shooters were teens who may be connected to another shooting that occurred on Monday less than a half block away and resulted in a non-fatal injury to another youth.
Related article; Logan man shot and killed outside Dunkin’, no arrests made
In the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia, a guy was gunned down and died in the parking lot of a Dunkin’ Donuts. The body of the victim was discovered in the parking lot at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and North Broad Street at approximately one in the morning on Wednesday. According to the police, he was lying close to a Lincoln automobile that had the door on the driver’s side open. According to the police report, six expended shot casings were discovered in the parking lot, and two more were discovered inside the vehicle.
Investigators are working under the assumption that the Lincoln was involved in the shooting, according to Chief Inspector Scott Small of the Philadelphia Police Department. However, it is currently unknown whether the victim was getting out of or entering the vehicle at the time of the incident. The victim was transported to the hospital, where it was determined that he had passed away. Because the man did not have any identification on him, the police are treating him as a John Doe, even though they believe he was in his 30s. During the time that the shooting took place, the Dunkin’ Donuts store was closed. No arrests have been made. The investigation being conducted by the police is currently making use of security cameras for help. This was the fourth person to be murdered in the city since the new year began.
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