11-year-old shot in the back
PHILADELPHIA An 11-year-old boy was shot in the back in North Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.
The shooting occurred around 3:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of Gratz Street, near Temple University, when someone opened fire from a vehicle, police said.
At least one bullet struck the boy, who was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.
The shooting was the second involving an 11-year-old over the weekend.
On Saturday in West Philadelphia, Jamara Stevens was killed when a 2-year-old sibling found a gun and accidentally fired it. Police have not filed criminal charges in that shooting.
- Michael Boren