The shooting occurred at a Mano’s Gulf Service Station in Chester, 位置 20 miles south of Philadelphia, Fox系列のWTXF-TVが報じた. Authorities said the boy was handling a gun inside a vehicle parked at a gas pump when it went off and the girl was shot.
Adults at the scene took her to a hospital where she died. No other information was released.
The killing was one of several involving minors in the region so far this week.
“It just speaks to the depravity of the violence,” Joseph Sullivan, a former deputy police commissioner for the Philadelphia Police Department, フォックスニュースに語った.
A 16-year-old was recovering in a hospital after being 負傷者 by gunfire Tuesday afternoon inside a home. The teen was injured in the hip. No arrests have been made and no weapon was recovered.
月曜日に, several teenagers in Philadelphia were victims of gunplay. One involved 15-year-old Juan Carlos Robles-Corona, who was shot and killed steps away from his front door while walking home from school.
Officers were called to the 2200 block of North 15th Street for reports of a shooting around 3 午後.
Corona, an eighth-grader, was struck multiple times and nearly 28 shell casings were found at the scene. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he later died. The news station said the shooting may be linked to an earlier physical dispute.