15-year-old Kensington High School student dies after being shot 10 times in Crescentville

An investigation is underway by Philadelphia police following a homicide that claimed the life of a teenage victim.

The shooting took place at 12:08 p.m. Monday in the city’s Crescentville neighborhood at the 6100 block of Algon Avenue.

The victim, a 15-year-old man, was shot with ten bullets, five bullets hitting his chest and five bullets hitting his leg. Although he was taken to the Albert Einstein Medical Center for treatment, he was pronounced dead at 12:41 p.m., authorities said.

As a precaution, Samuel Fels High School, located near the crime scene, was briefly placed in receivership due to police activity. However, the lockdown has since been lifted.

The school pointed out in a Facebook update that “at no time did our school build the activity venue” and that students and staff were asked to stay indoors while the police were investigating the situation nearby.

According to the Philadelphia School District, the shooting victim was a 15-year-old Kensington High School student.

Tragically, he is the 17th student to have lost his life this school year and the 78th student to have been shot.

Police have yet to make any arrests or find any weapons related to the incident.

This latest incident comes less than two weeks after another fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy who was shot multiple times in Overbrook.

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