Teen shot dead in Philadelphia, twin escapes fire

Investigation is active Wednesday after a 16-year-old was shot and killed while returning from work in company of his twins sister, Philadelphia police say.

The twins had finished working at a McDonald’s and had taken a ride share service home when they were approached by two males late Tuesday evening.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said; “Due to the fact that this 16-year-old was hit multiple times, over ten times, in his head, chest, and his back, it appears he was clearly the intended target due to the fact that he was struck so many times by gunfire.”

He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His sister took cover inside a home.

Police spoke to the manager and employees at the McDonald’s who told officers there were no problems or disturbances involving the 16-year-old, Small said.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911