Stray bullet narrowly missed sleeping woman as 2 teens shot in Cobbs Creek: police

Dozens of shots were fired when a double shooting erupted in West Philadelphia as at least one bullet ripped into a woman's bedroom.

A 17-year-old victim found officers after being shot in the arm on the 100 block of North Redfield Street around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When police responded to the scene, they found another 17-year-old victim shot in the chest. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.


More than 40 shell casings littered the scene, as well as nearby vehicles and a home.

Police say a 20-year-old woman was lying in bed when one bullet came through her window, and became lodged in her bedroom wall.

Luckily, she wasn't injured, but police say she is "very shaken up."

A motive is not known at the moment, but police are hoping cameras in the area will help gather some evidence.

Emotional and fed-up neighbors reacted to the latest round of violence Wednesday night. Block Captain Faith Long expressed her feelings on the situation, "What’s on my heart is the children. The kids. Like the neighborhood. The whole neighborhood. It’s getting to a point where you don’t want to go outside."

The reality of the situation weighs heavily on many of the lifelong neighbors of the tight-knit community.

Long added, "I’m feeling this. I really am. My grandson is 18. I ran down the street last night with my bathrobe on to make sure my grandson was okay."

With the neighborhood hurting, local gun violence crisis organizations came Thursday afternoon to offer help to neighbors. Eddie’s House and IDDAY, or Institute for the Development of African American Youth, responded quickly to the communities’ needs.

"We clearly cannot stop the gun violence, but we can let the community know that we are community members that care. We have resources," Community Crisis Intervention Advocate with Eddie’s House, Anthony Lloyd explained.

Resources like counseling, GED courses and housing assistance.

Advocate Raymond Ray, with IDDAY, stated, "I got kids myself, so when I hear stuff like that, it motivates me to try to help out, because I want the best for them."

Long had a message, "To the parents, take control and make sure you know where your children are"