A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound Wednesday night in Northeast Philadelphia, police said.

About 6:20 p.m., the boy was transported by private automobile to Nazareth Hospital. He had been shot in the lower right abdomen in the 4700 block of Oakmont Street in the Holmesburg section.

Police said the boy would be transported by helicopter to Temple University Hospital. - Robert Moran