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Published on April 15, 2024
Teen Hospitalized Following Stabbing in Philadelphia's Mayfair Neighborhood, Suspect SoughtSource: Google Street View

A teenage boy was hospitalized after being stabbed in Philadelphia's Mayfair neighborhood over the weekend, according to police reports.

Officials say the 16-year-old victim sustained a stab wound to his lower back on the 3000 block of Cottman Avenue, around 5:45 p.m. this past Sunday. FOX 29 reported that he was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition. Authorities have yet to make any arrest as the suspect, described as another 16-year-old boy, managed to effectively elude capture.

The assailant was characterized as being tall, dressed in all-black clothing with white sneakers, according to eyewitness descriptions cited by police. With no weapon found at the scene of the crime, the police investigation is ongoing. "No arrests have been made and no weapons were recovered," stated a report by 6abc. As of yet, there has been no word on what might have motivated the attack.

Philadelphia Police are calling on the community for assistance, urging anyone with information that could help to come forward. "If you have any information that could help in the investigation, call Philadelphia Police," a plea reported by PHL17 emphasized.