Teen shot, critically wounded in W. Philadelphia

A 16-year-old boy was shot in his side and critically wounded in West Philadelphia Wednesday night, police said.

The boy told police that he was approached by two other teens and shot during an attempted robbery about 7:25 p.m. on 53rd Street, near Harlan.

However, Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division said police were unsure if anything was taken from the boy immediately after the shooting.

The boy was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

No arrests were made.