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19-year-old on scooter killed in drive-by shooting in Tacony – NBC10 Philadelphia

19-year-old on scooter killed in drive-by shooting in Tacony – NBC10 Philadelphia

Philadelphia police are investigating after a teenager riding a scooter was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Tacony neighborhood of northeast Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

According to police officials, officers were called to the 4600 block of Levick Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and found a 19-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to the head, chest and arms.

The man, whose identity the police have not yet released, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Wednesday evening, Philadelphia Police Chief Scott Small said at the scene of the shooting that the man was shot twice in the chest, twice in the head and once in each arm.

Investigators found eleven cartridge cases from a semi-automatic weapon at the crime scene, he said.

According to Small, a witness told police that he was riding with the victim, who was driving a scooter, when a dark sedan pulled up and someone fired several shots from the passenger seat of the vehicle.

After the shooting, Small said, the vehicle headed west on Levick Street.

In addition, authorities said, two bullets struck a house near the crime scene, but no one in the building was injured.

Small said the investigation is ongoing and officials hope surveillance cameras in the area could help police determine who might be responsible for the murder.