18-Year-Old In Extremely Critical Condition After Being Shot In Back While Walking To Boxing Gym, Philly Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Gun violence continues to plague the city of Philadelphia. The latest act of violence has left an 18-year-old fighting for his life.

According to police, this happened along the 2000 block East Clearfield Street around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the teen was walking to a boxing gym when the gunman opened fire.

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The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the back, and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is listed in extremely critical condition.

Officials say at least 12 shots were fired by a man wearing all black and a surgical mask.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.