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Teen sought in deadly shooting of 14-year-old in basement of Delaware County home, police say

UPPER DARBY, Pa. - A teenager is being sought in connection to a deadly shooting in the basement of a Delaware County home that claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy. Jermaine Young, 16, is wanted on several charges, including third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, according to an affidavit. Officer from the Upper Darby Police Department were called to a home on the 6900 block of Ruskin Lane shortly before 7 p.m. Friday night. According to investigators, police found the 14-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

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