Digital Brief: May 14, 2021 (PM)

Jessica Kartalija has the latest headlines.

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JESSICA KARTALIJA: I'm Jessica Kartalija with your evening digital news brief for Friday, May 14, 2021. Philadelphia police are investigating the deadly shooting of a teenager set to graduate from high school in just a few weeks. Police say 16-year-old, Quamir Mitchell, a senior at [? Spooth ?] Philly High, traveled to the 5,600 block of Grays Avenue last night for a basketball game. He never made it home.

The 16-year-old died at Children's Hospital after being shot in the chest. A 13-year-old was shot in the arm and is recovering. Police have a suspect in custody.

A disturbing discovery in East Falls. The body of a woman in her 20s was found partially clothed under a tree at the Alden Park apartment complex. The discovery was made around 12:40 last night. Police say that the woman's death is suspicious. An autopsy is underway to determine the victim's cause of death.

A fire at a Delaware County townhome community reaches two alarms. Firefighters arrived around noon to find a heavy smoke and flames on the 200 block of East Chelsea Circle. No word yet on what caused that fire. We're told all of the occupants made it out safely.

The largest high school rowing regatta in the world is underway. The 94th Stotesbury Regatta started this morning along the Schuylkill. This is a look at some of the rowers out on the water around noon today. The pandemic canceled the regatta last year.

This year is a two day event and includes more than 2,700 competitors, and part of Kelly Drive that runs along the river is closed. It remains closed and will reopen tomorrow night at 6:00. You can always get the latest on these stories and more here on That's the latest for the evening digital brief. I'm Jessica Kartalija.