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.

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    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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