Two teens wounded in SW Philly shootings

Two teens were wounded in separate shootings by the same gunman in Southwest Philly earlier tonight, police said.

The first incident occurred about 8:20 p.m., when a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg on a playground at 61st Street and Baltimore Avenue, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The victim had argued with the shooter, who is believed to be 16, about a basketball game, Walker said.

About an hour later, the same triggerman shot an 18-year-old boy in the leg at 53rd and Hadfield streets. Both victims, who are friends, were listed in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Walker said the shooter is a light-skinned black teen, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, and used a bicycle to escape the crime scenes. Tipsters can call 215-686-3183.


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