Teen killed in double shooting

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Tragedy struck Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood when a double shooting claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy and left another teenager injured. The incident unfolded around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the junction of Wister Street and Germantown Avenue, with two suspects reportedly firing at a group of young people.

Both victims, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, were shot in the back. While the elder teen is currently stable in the hospital, the younger one tragically passed away due to his injuries. His identity remains undisclosed.

In a chilling twist, a stray bullet nearly struck a 55-year-old man who was driving by the scene. The bullet managed to pierce his car window and his sleeve, but luckily, the man was not injured. Chief Inspector Scott Small highlighted the driver’s fortunate escape.

The assailants, believed to be dressed in dark attire, were spotted fleeing the scene post the shooting. Surveillance footage of the incident has been obtained by the investigators, which depicts one group of youths shooting at another. The trigger for this violent act is yet to be determined.

The Philadelphia police department is appealing to the public for any information regarding the incident, urging them to contact 215-686-TIPS.