Mother, 5-year-old son struck by gunfire while lying in bed in Kensington, police say

Authorities say a mother and her 5-year-old son were lying in bed when a bullet fired from a car tore through a front window and struck them both.

Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to the 1800 block of East Venango Street around 8:30 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

Police found a 28-year-old woman struck in the thigh and her 5-year-old son suffering a gaze wound to the left forearm.

They were both rushed to the hospital and placed in stable condition, police said.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said nearby security footage shows a car stop in front of the house and fire at least 21 shots from the passenger side windows. 

A mother and her 5-year-old son were hit by gunfire while lying in bed Thursday night in Kensington.

The boy and his mother were laying in a bed on the first floor, right under the front window. Small says one bullet came through the metal window frame and went into the house. 

Both the woman and child are believed to have been struck by the same bullet. 

A neighboring house was also hit three times by gunfire, but none of the adults and children who were inside were hurt.

Investigator say the shooting was captured on several surveillance cameras.



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