17-year-old gunned down in Upper Darby Thursday

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (YC) – Upper Darby Police are investigating a shooting that left one young boy in the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Police responded to the 300 block of Avon Road, just next to Bywood Elementary School, for reports of a 17-year-old shot.

The incident happened at approximately 5:40 p.m.

According to preliminary reports, the boy was shot outside of the 7-Eleven convenience store on Garrett Road before running home, just one block away.

The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest & was transported to Lankenau Hospital in unknown condition.

YC was first on location as the story broke.

The actor was described as a black male wearing black skinny jeans and a hoodie.

No further information is immediately available.

This is a developing story.