Philly boy thought to have nosebleed was shot in head, dies

    Philadelphia police say a 16-year-old boy first reported to have a nosebleed had, in fact, been shot in the head and has died.

    Police say they were called to the city’s Elmwood neighborhood Sunday evening for a report of a boy with a severe nosebleed.

    Police say paramedics realized during the ambulance trip to the hospital that the boy had been shot. He was pronounced dead about 7:30 p.m. at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

    Police did not immediately release the boy’s name, nor did they say whether they have any suspects or information about why he was shot.

    The shooting marked the end of a violent weekend in Philadelphia that saw 10 people shot — three of whom died — and three others stabbed, two fatally.

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