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Police: 16-Year-Old Boy Critically Wounded After Being Shot 7 Times in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A 16-year-old boy was shot seven times in a drive-by shooting in West Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. Police said the shooting happened shortly before 3 p.m. on the 1500 block of North 52nd Street in a shopping center parking lot.

Police said the teen was shot four times in his stomach, twice in the right side of his chest and once in his right shoulder.

The teen was rushed to an area hospital and placed in critical condition, police said.

Authorities said the victim is a student at KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy. The shooting scene is not far from the school.

"He has an early release pass, but he left a little bit earlier than his early release," Capt. John Walker said. "As he's sitting here, obviously a person comes up and shoots out of the vehicle. The vehicle goes northbound through the parking lot and comes out on 52nd Street."

Detectives are searching for a black SUV.

No arrests have been made and no weapons have been recovered, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

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