PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say an 18-year-old man was killed and four others, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. It happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the area of 30th and Cumberland Streets.
Police say an 18-year-old man was shot twice in the head and later died at the hospital.
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Police say a 15-year-old boy was shot once in the right leg and is in serious condition.
A 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were also both shot but there is no word on their conditions.
A 24-year-old man was shot once in the hand and once in the left arm. His condition is not known at this time.
“I just heard a bunch of shots fired. After I got up off the ground, I kind of looked around the back of the car and I just seen a bunch of people scattering,” one witness said.
A resident who didn’t want to be identified says it’s time for the community to step up.
“All the young men who was on that corner when this happened, somebody saw who it was or somebody knows exactly who it was,” the resident said.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw says it’s time for the community to come together.
“Our children are getting hurt, officers are being shot at. This is ridiculous. But everyone wants to know what we’re doing. We’re doing our absolute best to get ahead of this, but we’re not even safe either,” Outlaw said.
Around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, a 12-year-old was shot in the wrist on the 2100 block of North 5th Street. And two hours later, another 15-year-old was shot in the shoulder on the 100 block of North Peach Street.
All of these senseless shootings are keeping violence prevention organizations busy.
“It’s sad to say that I wish we could get back to the days of when it takes a village to raise a child,” said Zakee Smith, with the Philadelphia Anti-Drug Anti-Violence Network.
No arrests have been made in any of the shootings.
CBS3’s Kimberly Davis contributed to this report.
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