Five teens, one 2-year-old girl and one woman were shot Thursday evening near a school in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion section. The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Norris Street, near the James G. Blaine School.
According to police, the 2-year-old girl was shot once in the left thigh and was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she was listed in stable condition. A 13-year-old boy was shot in the hand, one 15-year-old male was shot twice in the chest, a 16-year-old male was shot in the arms, and a second 16-year-old male was shot once in the right arm and once in the right thigh, as well as one 17-year-old grazed in the thigh, police said. All five were hospitalized and listed in stable condition. A 31-year-old woman – the mother of the injured 2-year-old girl — was shot twice in the thigh; she was transported to Temple University Hospital and is listed in stable condition.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said “We don’t believe that all of the victims at this point were intended targets.” As of press time no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, and police have not released information on any suspects.
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