Police: 7-year-old, woman wounded after gunman opens fire on car

Police say a 24-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy were wounded after someone opened fire on a car in West Philadelphia.

It happened at 57th Street and Girard Avenue around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Police tell FOX 29 both victims were taken to the hospital in stable condition and are expected to be okay. Both were conscious when they were taken to the hospital.


“He is conscious, he’s talking, and he’s not even crying. So he’s a brave little boy,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said of the young boy who was shot.

Investigators say detectives will be combing through footage from Real-Time Crime cameras that are in the area where the shooting occurred.

So far, no arrests have been made.


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