Germantown teen identified as Independence Day shooter

Philadelphia police have identified 16-year-old Nafis Scott of East Germantown as the teen that shot two other teens in Center City Wednesday night as the city’s jam-packed Fourth of July concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway raged on less than a mile away.

At around 9:17 p.m. – less than an hour after rapper Common gave a shout-out to Scott’s neighborhood during his performance – the teen shot a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old, each in the leg, following a dispute between two groups with prior neighborhood beef, according to police.

Lt. Raymond Evers, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department, said the 19-year-old was shot at 16th and John F. Kennedy Boulevard; the 17-year-old at 17th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Police stopped Scott near the Parkway and told him to drop his weapon, a .22 caliber handgun. Scott then pointed his firearm at police. An officer then shot Scott, grazing him in the chest.

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Scott remains in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is facing charges of aggravated assault and assault on a police officer, among other offenses.

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