14-year-old shot walking home on West Oak Lane – NBC10 Philadelphia

A 14-year-old boy told Philadelphia police he was shot dead several blocks from his home on West Oak Lane early Wednesday morning, police said.

The teenager was shot in the leg and is being treated at the hospital in stable condition, Philadelphia police said.

Around 3:30 a.m., police said they were responding to a shooting at a home on the 1900 block of Georgian Road on West Oak Lane. Chief Inspector Small said when officers arrived, no one answered the door but they gained entry through a first floor window.

Investigators discovered blood throughout the home and a sleeping family member, Small said.

During the investigation, police said a 14-year-old man was driven to a hospital at Elkins Park Hospital by his mother.

The teenager told police he was going home, near 67th and Ogontz Avenue, when he made eye contact with a man and then realized he was being shot. Detectives review Philadelphia police cameras in the area.

According to Small, police are investigating the possibility that the shooting was accidental or self-inflicted while the teen was handling or playing with a gun.

There are additional resources for people or communities who have suffered gun violence in Philadelphia. More information can be found here.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/14-year-old-shot-walking-home-in-west-oak-lane/3228027/ 14-year-old shot walking home on West Oak Lane – NBC10 Philadelphia

Sarah Y. Kim

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