Two teens wounded in separate shootings

teens shot
Nate Willison

Two teenage boys were injured during separate shootings Saturday night in Philadelphia, authorities said.

A 16-year-old boy was shot once in his stomach at around 9:30 p.m. on the 2700 block of Axe Factory Road, near Pennypack Park in the Holme Circle neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, police said.

Medics took the boy to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, and he is expected to survive.

Earlier, just before 7:45 p.m., Philadelphia Housing Authority officers rushed a 15-year-old boy to Temple University Hospital in critical condition after he was shot in the head, back and shoulder on the 1400 block of N. 23rd Street in North Philadelphia, police said.

The shooting occurred near PHA’s Sharswood development.

Authorities did not arrest anyone in the immediate aftermath of either shooting.

Gunfire has left six people under the age of 18 dead this year, and 27 minors have been victims of nonfatal shootings, according to the City Controller’s gun violence dashboard.