Woman dead, three men wounded after shooting near North Philly school

The four victims were on 11th and Thompson streets shortly before 4 p.m. when a gunman opened fire.



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A woman died, a man was fighting for his life and two others were wounded following a quadruple shooting near a North Philadelphia school Wednesday afternoon.

The four victims were sitting on a stoop near 11th and Thompson streets around 3:30 p.m. when two gunmen approached them and fired more than 20 shots before fleeing the scene.

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Yaniyah Foster, 19, was shot in the head and died after arriving at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia police said. A 25-year-old man who was also shot in the head was listed in critical condition.

A 23-year-old man was also shot in the leg and another 25-year-old man was shot in the arm. Both were listed in stable condition.

The shooting occurred near St. Malachy Catholic School. Classes were over at the time of the shooting, though an after-school program was taking place. None of the students were hurt. The school went on lockdown as investigators secured the area.

“My nerves are bad,” the mother of a student at St. Malachy told NBC10. “I thought kids were hurt.”

Police said one man was taken into custody in connection to the shooting and a weapon was recovered. They have not yet released the man’s identity.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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