ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg are investigating the shooting of a teenager.

In a news release police reported that officers responded to calls about a person being shot early Tuesday morning. By the time police arrived at the scene, a 15-year-old boy had been placed in a private vehicle and was being driven to the hospital. Other responding officers stopped the vehicle and St. Petersburg Fire-Rescue paramedics began treatment.

The teen was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

His name hasn’t been released.

Police say the teen doesn’t live at the home where he was shot. They say the home was targeted by gunfire within the past week.

An investigation continues.

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