16-yo shot during vigil for 13-yo who was killed

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A 16-year-old was shot Sunday night while attending a vigil for a young teenager who was killed last week in North Philadelphia, police say.

It happened around 6:53 p.m. on the 2600 block of N. 22nd Street. Police say the gunman fired at least 12 shots.

The 16-year-old male was shot twice in the leg. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

“They were having a vigil around the corner for the other kid. Now this kid gets shot. I’m like — are you kidding me? This is ridiculous. I mean, what are we going to do about everybody shooting each other?” asked Michael Coleman, who lives nearby.

Coleman had been watching TV with his door slightly open.

“All of the sudden, I heard six or seven shots, and then I saw the kids running down the street,” Coleman said.

One resident on the block said his car was caught in the crossfire Sunday night.

Others in the area say they’ve had enough.

“I’m not shocked, but I am devastated,” said Kenyatta Spruill from North Philadelphia. “I am most definitely devastated to see what’s going on in our city.”


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