Police: More than 10 shots fired in West Philadelphia shooting that left woman hospitalized

Authorities are investigating a shooting that left a woman hospitalized early Wednesday morning. 

According to police, the shooting occurred just before 12:30 a.m.

Responding officers from the 19th District were called to the 5300 block of Girard Avenue and found a woman lying on the sidewalk on the 600 block of North Peach Street, police say. 

The woman was bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound to the thigh, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. 


Officials say police took her to a Presbyterian Hospital, where she is in critical condition and undergoing surgery. 

Small says the woman is considered a Jane Doe and believed to be in her early 30s. 

According to investigators, 10 spent shell casings were found on the sidewalk and front of a residence on Girard Avenue. 

Police say investigators believe someone fired the 10 shots southbound from Girard Avenue onto Peach Street. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.