Philadelphia police: Teenager shot and killed while walking dog in Frankford

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police say a teenager was shot while walking a dog in the city’s Frankford neighborhood.

It happened around 8:51 p.m. near the 5300 block of Horrocks Street.

Police say the 17-year-old victim was walking with another teenager and a small dog in a convenience store near Bridge and Wide streets when they noticed men inside a gray Dodge Challenger.

At one point, the teens made eye contact with people in the vehicle, but no words were exchanged, police said.

The girls were then followed to the 5300 block of Horrocks Street. At one point, a suspect inside the car fired six shots, hitting the 17-year-old multiple times, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector DF Pace said.

The teenager was rushed to Temple University Hospital where she later died.

It is still unclear whether the other teenager was injured.

Police are trying to determine if the teens knew the suspects.

No arrests were made.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

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