Police search for suspects in aggravated assault that left girl injured

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF)- The Philadelphia Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men in connection with an aggravated assault that left a 10-year-old girl injured. 

READ MORE: 10-year-old North Philly girl out of hospital after being shot in arm

Police say on Thursday, July 28 around 6:00 p.m., a 10-year-old girl reported being shot one time on her left forearm after walking between two males who were allegedly shooting at each other in the middle of the 3100 block of N. Rosewood Street. According to investigators, the girl reported that she was walking across the street while two males were arguing; she then observed one male fire a gun at the other male.  

The 10-year-old was struck with one round and screamed to her grandmother, who contacted police, authorities say.  The girl was transported to Temple Hospital by police; then, transferred to St. Christopher’s Hospital, where she was treated and released.

According to investigators, two males were arguing on the highway, when one of the males walked up to a vehicle that was parked on the block, opened the door and removed a handgun from the vehicle.  Police say the male then began to fire at the 2nd male; it was at that time, the victim was struck in her arm.  The 2nd male was not observed firing a gun; however, a 3rd male was observed firing a gun from a 2nd floor window of a residence on the block, according to police.  Investigators say both alleged shooters were firing at the 2nd male (complainant #2) involved in the argument.

After further investigation Northwest Detective Division secured arrest warrants for:

Offender #1 – Richard Holmes a 23-year-old male.

Offender; #2 – Stephen Kearney a 29-year-old male.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Richard Holmes and Stephen Kearney is asked to please contact Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353.

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