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Teen shot four times outside Phila. school

A teenage boy was shot four times - twice in the head, once in the chest and once in the back - this afternoon outside one of the city's disciplinary schools in Feltonville.

Chief Inspector Scott Small speaks with reporters at the scene of a shooting outside CEP Hunting Park School on Front Street.  A student was shot after school. (Sarah J. Glover / Staff Photographer)
Chief Inspector Scott Small speaks with reporters at the scene of a shooting outside CEP Hunting Park School on Front Street. A student was shot after school. (Sarah J. Glover / Staff Photographer)Read more

A teenage boy was shot four times - twice in the head, once in the chest and once in the back - this afternoon outside one of the city's disciplinary schools in Feltonville.

Initial information was sketchy, but this much was known: The victim, described only as a 16-year-old male, was shot a by another male teenager - wearing a black hoodie - who escaped running through a nearby cemetery.

The victim is described as being in "extremely critical condition," by a police spokesperson.

The shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. near Front Street and Hunting Park Avenue, near CEP (Community Education Partners) Hunting Park, a disciplinary school at 4224 Front run by CEP under contract with the School District of Philadelphia.

Police said the victim and his shooter may have known each other.

The boy was taken taken in critical condition to nearby St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.