A teenager was shot and three others were grazed with what investigators believed to be broken glass during a shooting in North Philadelphia Monday morning.
The 16-year-old was inside a building off the 2500 block of North 4th Street around 10:35 a.m. when he was shot in the back, Philadelphia police said.
He was hospitalized in stable condition with what police at the scene described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Three other teens — an 18-year-old, 16-year-old and 15-year-old — suffered “graze wounds possibly from glass,” police said in a brief description of the shooting. Those teens remained on the scene.
No weapon was recovered and police didn’t immediately announce a motive or arrests in the shooting.
As of Sunday, children had accounted for at least 131 of the shooting victims in Philadelphia so far this year, according to data compiled by the city controller’s office. That amounts to nearly 11% of the 1,210 shooting victims in the city in 2023.