UPDATE-Boy and girl shot in Southwest Philly home while watching Eagles game

Philadelphia crime scene
Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro

UPDATE: 5:15 p.m.

While watching the Eagles playoff game in their Southwest Philadelphia home Sunday night, a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were shot, police said.

Police said an 18-year-old man knocked on the front door of the home, on the 1500 block of South 58th Street, and then opened fire when the teenagers answered the door. Both were shot in the legs and are in stable condition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

NBC 10 reported that the boy and girl were watching the game along with their older brother and friend. Police told the outlet that the parents were out of town and the older brother had been babysitting.

The man, adorned in a ski mask, knocked on the door shortly before 11 p.m., NBC reported. When the boy and girl answered the door, the men opened fire and then fled the scene.

NBC reported that a semi-automatic handgun was found in a bag few blocks from away from the scene ditched on the side of the road.

Police said the 18-year-old man is in custody, but no charges have been filed as of press time.

Police said the preliminary investigation reveals that the shooting was accidental, however, interviews are still being conducted and the investigation is ongoing.

____________________

While watching the Eagles playoff game in a Southwest Philadelphia home Sunday night, an 11-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were shot by masked men, reports say.

According to NBC 10, the men knocked on the front door of the home, on the 1500 block of South 58th Street, and then opened fire when the young boy and teenaged girl answered the door. Both were shot in the legs and are being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The news outlet reported reported that the boy and girl were watching the game along with their 18-year-old brother and 16-year-old friend. Police told the outlet that the parents were out of town and that the 18-year-old was babysitting.

The two men, adorned in ski masks, knocked on the door shortly before 11 p.m., NBC reported. When the boy and girl answered the door the men opened fire and then fled the scene.

NBC reported that a semi-automatic handgun was found in a bag few blocks from away from the scene ditched on the side of the road.

Neither arrest updates, nor suspect descriptions have been released by police.

____________________

Follow Tommy Rowan on Twitter: @tommyrowan

Follow Metro Philadelphia on Twitter: @metrophilly

Follow Metro Philadelphia on Facebook: Metro Philadelphia


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Video: Car crashes into Cambridge store, man arrested…

A Cambridge man was arrested on gun and drug charges after crashing his car into a Massachusetts Avenue storefront early Saturday morning.

Local

Body found believed to be missing Fitchburg boy…

The body of a child found off of a highway in Sterling last week is likely that of missing Fitchburg boy Jeremiah Oliver, authorities said.

Local

Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

Television

'Orphan Black' recap: Episode 1, ‘Nature Under Constraint…

Welcome to your first Season 2 “Orphan Black” recap! Hopefully Tatiana Maslany can help Tatiana Maslany get through this, with the help of Tatiana Maslany,…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

MLB

MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Parenting

Is camp right for introverts?

We ask an expert for tips on sending your introverted child to camp

Parenting

How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.