Man, 18, hospitalized after shooting in Mantua

An 18-year-old was hospitalized New Year's night after police say someone opened fire on him in West Philadelphia's Mantua section, wounding him once.

The young man was near a firehouse at 34th Street and Haverford Avenue around 9 p.m. when someone approached him and fired at least 10 shots in his direction, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. He was hit once in the buttocks.

Police took the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained in stable condition shortly after 10 p.m. Small said investigators found 10 shell casings outside the firehouse at 34th and Haverford, but that nobody witnessed the shooting.

No arrests were made in the shooting as of 10:15 p.m.

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