Suspect arrested, another sought in shooting of child in North Philly

    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.

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