Philadelphia police: 17-year-old dies after shooting on the 300 block of E. Ashmead Street

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Philadelphia police released an update on a shooting that left a 17-year-old dead in Germantown Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened around 4:30 pm on the 300 block of East Ashmead Street.

When officers arrived, they found the 17-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in an upper bedroom.

Police say a 9-year-old child shot the teenager.

Investigators first believed the 17-year-old accidentally shot himself.

But they now say that 9-year-old picked up the handgun and pulled the trigger.

No further details have been provided at this time.

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