Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

2-year old shot in stomach at Philadelphia Father's Day block party

A Father's Day block party was taking place in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia, with around 200 people attending, when someone opened fire on the crowd.

A 2-year old was wounded in the stomach, and two men were also hit and injured.

From an article and news video:
Someone opened fire on the crowd around Courtland and 12th Streets. A 2-year-old was shot in the stomach, one man hit in the leg, and another man shot in the hand.
The men are expected to be survive and the toddler remains in stable condition after surgery at St. Christopher's Hospital.
One neighbor said he couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the little girl unconscious in the street.
"I have two girls and a boy, and it hurt me when I saw her limp body on the ground.
Paramedics had to run down to get her. The mother or the grandmother was lying on the ground trying to get her to be responsive. It was so crowded they couldn't get a car down the street, a paramedic or anything," explained Mike Diaz.
Witnesses say it was dramatic moments as paramedics worked to save the victims.
Police have several people in for questioning, no word if the suspects were among them.
The shooting remains under investigation.

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