Police: 8-year-old girl shot in leg while getting off train in Kensington

Police say the girl had just stepped off a Market-Frankford Line train when she was struck by gunfire.

Philadelphia police say an 8-year-old girl was shot in the leg while getting off the train in Kensington.

It happened at Kensington and Allegheny avenues around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, the girl was exiting the Market-Frankford Line and walking to Allegheny Avenue with a relative when they heard what they believed to be gunfire and started running. 

When they stopped running, police say the girl told her relative that she felt 'burning' in her left leg.

She walked home and her mom took her to the hospital, where she is listed in stable condition.

While police were searching for a shooting scene, officers heard more gunshots near Kensington and Allegheny around 10:30 p.m. 

They responded to the intersection and found a 41-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the legs and shoulder. Investigators say he was involved in an argument with two other men who later fled the location. He was taken to a nearby hospital in unknown condition. 

There is no indication from investigators that the incidents may have been connected. 

So far, no arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered in either incident. 


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