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North Philadelphia shooting leaves man, teen hospitalized

A man and a teen were wounded Thursday night when a shooting erupted at a North Philadelphia playground, cops said.

North Philadelphia shooting leaves man, teen hospitalized

A man and a teen were wounded Thursday night when a shooting erupted at a North Philadelphia playground, cops said.

Police said shots were fired from at least two guns at Penrose Playground on Susquehanna Avenue near 12th street shortly after 10 p.m. When cops arrived, they found a 16-year-old boy wounded once in the buttocks and a 27-year-old man lying on the pavement inside the playground suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest, leg and arm.

Both were rushed to Temple University Hospital, where the teen was stable and the man was critical, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Police found 14 shell casings fired from a .45-caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun at the scene, on the sidewalk and inside the playground.

The only information available on one shooter was that he was last seen running south on 12th Street from Susquehanna and wore a gray T-shirt.

There were no private surveillance cameras found in the area, and cops were unsure what motivated the shooting.

The victims were the fourth and fifth people shot in Philadelphia within about an hour Thursday night.

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