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9:22 AM / Sunday August 18, 2019

17 May 2019

Police: five shot, wounded in Philadelphia ambush by three teens

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May 17, 2019 Category: Week In Review Posted by:

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Authorities say five men were shot and wounded, one critically, after being ambushed by three teenagers in North Philadelphia.

Police said three males broke away from a group of 10 or 11 males walking down a street just before 5:30 p.m. last Friday, and surveillance video shows three teenagers shortly afterward firing at the group.

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Police Commissioner Richard Ross said the teens, estimated at no more than 15 years old, “were lying in wait waiting for those guys.’’

A 26-year-old man shot in the head and wrist was in critical condition. Others, in stable condition, included a 25-year-old shot in the back, a 26-year-old hit in the forearms, hand and thigh, a 27-year-old hit in the heel and a 32-year-old hit in the back. 

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