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Teen hospitalized after bike-by shooting

Police are searching for a man who shot a 16-year-old boy in North Philadelphia and fled the scene on a bicycle Thursday evening.

Teen hospitalized after bike-by shooting

Police are searching for a man who shot a 16-year-old boy in North Philadelphia and fled the scene on a bicycle Thursday evening.

The teen was walking on Diamond Street near 25th at about 5:20 p.m. when a man rode by on a blue bicycle with a brown seat and fired at least three shots at him, police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. 

The boy was wounded twice in his right leg and thigh, and was taken by medics to Hahnemann University Hospital where is listed in stable condition, police said.

Small said a witness was being interviewed by police in the Central Detective Division Thursday night.

The shooter — a black man wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans — was last seen heading north on 27th Street on the bike, Small said.

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