PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An 11-year-old girl and a 32-year-old man were both shot to death on South 52nd Street between Chestnut and Ludlow Streets in West Philadelphia, police say.
The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
Authorities say the young girl was shopping with her family when she was hit by stray gunfire. Her family immediately rushed her to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where her condition is stable.
The 32-year-old man told police he was standing at the intersection of South 52nd and Ludlow Streets when he was shot, a block from where the 11-year-old girl was hit. Police rushed him to Presbyterian Hospital, where his condition is also stable.
“We found a vehicle parked at 52nd and Ludlow that was hit by gunfire on the passenger side. In that vehicle we found a 16-year-old female hiding,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Scott Small. “We transported her to police headquarters as a witness.”
There are no arrests at this time.
The incident remains under investigation.
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