Philadelphia shooting: 7-year-old boy shot while playing video games inside Germantown home

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police say a young boy was shot and killed while playing video games inside a home on Saturday night.

It happened around 9:41 p.m. on the 200 block of Collom Street in the Germantown neighborhood.

Police say the bullet was fired somewhere outside the home.

The boy was hit in the leg. He was taken to a local hospital where he was brought to stable condition.

Investigators assume there are four bullet holes in the apartment.

The boy’s mother was the only other person home at the time. She wasn’t hurt.

Police arrested a 17-year-old with a loaded gun at the scene, but investigators don’t believe he was the shooter.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 215-686-TIPS.

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