Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting that left a 11-year-old boy dead in the city's Oxford Circle section. The shooting happened Friday around 6:30 p.m. on the 1500 block of Mckinley Street.
- Friday night, Shari is off, and the big story on Action News at 10:00 is, yet, another violent night in the city of Philadelphia. At least, 10 people have been shot, one killed. Make that two killed in the span of just a few hours. Let's begin with Action News Reporter Bob Brooks in Oxford circle, where an 11-year-old was shot and killed while riding a scooter with a friend, and a 14-year-old was wounded. Bob?
BOB BROOKS: Rick, according to neighbors, these were just some kids who are out to play on what was the nicest day of the year thus far. Now, one of them is dead. That 14-year-old was shot in the arm and leg. Behind me here is where it happened, the 1,500 block of McKinley Street, Rick, and you can still see police are on the scene trying to piece together what happened.
Neighbors say, it was a picture perfect evening at the 1,500 block of McKinley Street that quickly turned into a nightmare after an 11-year-old boy was killed after being shot in the neck. We spoke with a neighbor who didn't want their identities shown on TV, but says, she ran outside after her son came running in the house to say there was a shooting.
- When we'd come out, everybody was out here screaming, what happened? What happened? Nobody know what happened.
- Then she realized the child was laying on the ground.
- And we ran out, and we see him in the middle of the street. And my next door neighbor, she's a nurse, so she came and tried to give him CPR.
- According to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, the 11-year-old along with a 14-year-old were both riding this motorized scooter when it happened. The 14-year-old was also shot in the arm and leg, and they crashed the scooter after being shot coming down McKinley. At this point, police say, they're looking for surveillance video and witnesses.
DANIELLE OUTLAW: We're doing everything that we can to get as much information that we can in real time, so we can put this together as quickly as possible.
- But at this point, there is no suspect that's been identified, and Commissioner Outlaw also says, they'll be increasing patrols in the area, until this case is solved.
- We don't want people to think that their neighborhoods are being overpoliced. We're here, because we need to be visible. We need to ensure everyone's safety, and until we can figure out why these shootings are occurring, we're going to be out here.
- OK, again, Rick, that 14-year-old shot in the arm and leg. However, at this point, they are listed in stable condition now.