The 11-year-old, whose name was not released, was shot once in the chest at about 11:58 a.m., according to Philadelphia police.
He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead at 12:25 p.m., police said.
Police are consoling a distraught woman who arrived on scene. 11 yr old was pronounced dead. Shot one time to the chest. Reports indicate he was home with his brother who is talking to police. They are not sure of circumstances around the shooting @6abcpic.twitter.com/1fg5KPNiKA
Weeks earlier a 2-year-old girl was in the shot dead in her North Philadelphia home. The day before an 11-month-old boy was shot and critically injured while in the back of a car in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park neighborhood.