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Teen in critical condition after Kingsessing shooting

The victim was found in the 5400 block of Greenway Avenue, just west of Conestoga Avenue, about 7:15 p.m. Monday.

A 19-year-old man was shot in Kingsessing on Monday evening. Credit: Adam Gerard, Flickr A 19-year-old man was shot in Kingsessing on Monday evening. Credit: Adam Gerard, Flickr

Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting in the Kingsessing section Monday evening that left a 19-year-old man in critical condition.

The victim was found in the 5400 block of Greenway Avenue, just west of Conestoga Avenue, about 7:15 p.m., according to police. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he underwent surgery.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds to the right side of his back and right thigh, police said.

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Police did not release any suspect information, but did say narcotics were found on the ground in the area where the shooting happened.

 
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