EAST GERMANTOWN - A shooter in a passing vehicle opened fire a man holding a toddler in his arms on an East Germantown street, hitting the man in the shoulder and leaving the child with a graze wound on his head.
The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday on the 100 block of East Pastorius Street.
The man was holding his 18-month-old nephew when the shots rang out. He put himself around” the child when he dove to the ground to avoid the shots”, likely saving the child’s life, authorities said.
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Both victims were to hospitals and were each listed in stable condition. Their names and further information about them have not been released.
A motive for the shooting remains under investigation, but authorities believe the man was the shooter’s intended target.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.