SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A vigil and march for safety was held Thursday in Southwest Philadelphia.
Politicians and police joined neighbors going door-to-door on the 6700 block Trinity Street Thursday afternoon after a 21-month-old boy and his 21-year-old father were shot there last week.
"It's totally unacceptable .You have a young man, but most importantly a child being shot as a result of senseless gun violence," Councilman Kenyatta Johnson said.P
Police say a lone gunman walked up to the father's car and fired at least 10 shots into it as the father was inside playing with his son. The gravely wounded father drove to a nearby police district and they were raced to the hospital. Both remain hospitalized.
"He's still critical at this point but remarkably better than we thought the father is still stable," Southwest Detectives Lt. John Walker said.
The fraternal order of police has posted a $5,000 reward for information in the shooting. Investigators say they could use the public's help to solve this case.
"We're still looking for information in reference to who was responsible for this terrible act out here we need the public's help at this point," Lt. Walker.
Councilman Johnson says the community has to step up. He once again called for an end to this senseless gunfire.
"Enough is enough that's why we're out here today," he said.