3-year-old hurt in West Philadelphia triple shooting that killed 2, police say

Two people were killed and a 3-year-old child was hurt during a triple shooting Saturday afternoon in West Philadelphia, according to police. 

Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Naish told reporters that two shooters exited a white vehicle on the 1600 block of North 55th Street around 2:30 p.m. and opened fire. 

Two 23-year-old men were struck multiple times in the body, according to police. A 3-year-old boy suffered three gunshot wounds to the right leg. 

The suspects returned to the car after the shooting and continued driving south on North 55th Street, according to Naish.

All three victims were driven to Penn Presbyterian Hospital by a private vehicle. Police say both adult victims were pronounced dead just before 3 p.m. 

The 3-year-old boy is in stable condition, according to police. 

A weapon was found and the car that drove the victims to the hospital is being held as evidence, police said.

In a statement emailed to FOX 29, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw called the shooting "disturbing and sickening."

"We should never tolerate violence against our children, as all of us - not just the police - are charged with the responsibility to keep them safe from danger and harm," Outlaw said in part.



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