Digital Brief: March 31, 2021 (PM)

Ukee Washington has the latest headlines.

Video Transcript

UKEE WASHINGTON: I'm Ukee Washington with your evening digital news brief for Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Philadelphia police have issued an arrest warrant in the shooting death of 11-year-old Harley Belance. Belance, a fifth-grader, was gunned down on Friday night on McKinley Street and Oxford Circle. Police say the suspected shooter is 19-year-old Khaleek Cooper-Baldwin. Belance's 14-year-old friend was also shot. He's listed in stable condition. Police sources say the 14-year-old boy was the intended target.

Fire breaks out at a hotel in Old City, and authorities think it was set by a homeless man. Citizens app video shows the flames coming out of the third floor of the Society Hill Hotel at 3rd and Chestnut. Crews were dispatched just after 9:30. The fire was under control 20 minutes later. No injuries were reported. Police are looking for a man wearing a blue puffy jacket and a surgical mask at the time.

Pfizer now says its COVID-19 vaccine is effective in adolescents. The company says clinical trial results showed 100% efficacy in children ages 12 to 15. Pfizer is planning to submit its results to the Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use authorization. The COVID-19 vaccine is currently authorized in the US for people over age 16.

Temple University has teamed up with the city of Philadelphia to open a new vaccination clinic. They did it today. It's at James White Hall. Today and on Wednesdays going forward, Temple staff and students are eligible. On Thursdays, city residents are welcome. If interested, you will need an appointment.

If you have questions about the vaccine, from who's eligible to where to find a shot, go to For all the information you need to know. And remember, you can always get the latest on these stories and more here at That is the latest for the evening digital brief. I'm Ukee Washington.