11 Year Old Philadelphia Boy Dead After Being Shot In The Chest

Submitted by Take Out on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:05

An 11-year-old boy was shot dead in his Philadelphia home on Monday, becoming the latest in a string of children to be shot in the city.

The 11-year-old, whose name was not released, was shot once in the chest at about 11:58 a.m., according to Philadelphia police.

He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead at 12:25 p.m., police said.

"The person of interest right now is the 19-year-old brother," Interim Philadelphia Police Chief Christine Coulter told reporters.

The 11-year-old and 19-year-old appeared to be the only people home at the time of the "tragic incident," Coulter said.

A weapon has been recovered, police said. Additional information has not been released.

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