PHILADELPHIA (TUSEN) — A 17-year-old girl was fatally shot in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia Friday night, police said. It happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Ross and Sharpnack streets.
The teenager was sitting in a white Toyota with three other people, police say, when she was shot in the head and twice in the chest. A large black SUV pulled up next to the car and opened fire, police said.
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She was rushed to Chestnut Hill Hospital, where police said she was pronounced dead at 9 p.m.
Police said at this time no arrests have been made and no weapons have been recovered. Investigators do not believe she was the target.
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“We believe there was someone else in the vehicle who was actually the target of the shooters,” Inspector DF Pace said. “There were four people inside this vehicle when the shooters opened fire on it. No one else in the vehicle was hit by gunfire.
So far in 2022, there have been 22 homicides in Philadelphia, up 29% from the same time last year.
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