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Two Children Who Were Playing With a Scooter Are Shot


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A boy was killed and another was shot while playing with an electric scooter on a Philadelphia street, authorities said. So far there are no suspects detained.

11-year-old Harley Celance and a 14-year-old boy were shot around 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Oxford Circle neighborhood of northeast Philadelphia.

Celance was shot in the neck and pronounced dead minutes later at St. Christopher Children’s Hospital. The other boy was shot in the arm and ankle and they were in stable condition at Temple University’s Jeanes Campus Hospital.

Police said an unidentified man was seen shooting from the steps of a house a block back, and “at this time there is no certainty” that the children were his target. Four bullet casings were recovered from that block.

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