Officials: Girl hit by stray bullet, 2 men critically injured after possible argument leads to shooting

A young girl was shot and injured by a stray bullet, while two other people were critically injured in a shooting in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood.

Officials said the shooting happened Wednesday night, around 7:30, on the 2900 block of Rutledge Street.


A preliminary investigation revealed a possible argument over a parking space led to a shootout on the street. Responding officers found a 43-year-old man with two bullets in his chest. He was rushed by police to Temple University Hospital and listed in critical condition.

An unidentified man was shot in the face and taken by police to Temple where he was also listed as critical.

A 7-year-old girl sustained a gunshot wound to her foot by a stray bullet that flew through the front door of the girl's home. Police took her to St. Christopher's Hospital where she was placed in stable condition.

Police say an investigation into the shooting is underway.


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