Pennsylavnia boy, 10, shot in the back of the head while returning from school

6 days ago

Philadelphia news, Pennsylvania news.

A drive-by shooting that unfolded in Pennsylvania Wednesday left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition after a bullet struck him in the head, according to authorities.

The shooting has taken place near a middle school in the Frankford neighborhood shortly after 3:30 p.m when Semaj O'Branty was walking home from school and was shot in the back of the head. He was transported to a nearby medical facility.

In a press conference, Deputy Commissioner Joe Sullivan said: "Another child has been hit with gunfire at the hands of a coward."

According to Sullivan, the incident was "unacceptable." The gunshots came from the backseat of a red or maroon Pontiac G6.

The investigation is ongoing to identify the suspected gunman.