Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Man killed, teen injured in shooting

A double shooting in South Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of one man and injured a 14-year-old bystander, police said.

Man killed, teen injured in shooting

A double shooting in South Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of one man and injured a 14-year-old bystander, police said.

Around 1:49 p.m., an unknown man approached a 20-year-old man on the corner of 6th Street near Mifflin and opened fire, shooting him several times in the chest, police said. A 14-year-old boy who was sitting on a nearby porch was hit in the thigh by some of the errant gunfire, police said.

The 20-year-old man, whose identity was not released, was taken to Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m., police said. The 14-year-old boy was taken to Jefferson University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to police.

A suspect and motive in the shooting remain unknown, police said.

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