A teenage suspect in the shooting of an 11-year-old boy was arrested Friday, but Philadelphia police are still on the lookout for another suspect.
City police Capt. Frank Banford said the suspects, an unidentified 16-year-old and his brother Marcelus Temple, opened fire in North Philadelphia Sunday in retaliation for an earlier fight when the child was hit by a stray bullet. At the time, the 11-year-old was playing with friends.
“You have an 11-year-old that’s trying to play basketball, and gets shot,” said Banford. “I mean, how shocking is that?”
Banford says the 11-year-old is in “critical but stable” condition.
Police are urging residents to call police if they have information about Temple, 25.