US shooting: Seven people, including five teens and a 2-year-old girl injured in a shooting near a school in Philadelphia
Philadelphia: In yet another tragic incident, Seven people, including five teens and a 2-year-old girl, were wounded on Thursday (February 23) in a shooting near a school in Philadelphia, police said. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports shots were fired shortly before 6:00 pm in the city’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood.
The 2-year-old was listed in stable condition at a hospital. She had been struck in the thigh. Five teenage boys were also injured and hospitalized. One, 15, was in critical condition and the rest were stable. A seventh victim was a 31-year-old woman, police said. She was also in stable condition.
A motive was not immediately known and there were no arrests. Philadelphia School Board President Reginald Streater said the shooting happened near an elementary school as a non-school event was ending.