Cops: 12-year-old girl shot in Darby by 'moron'

Update: Police say Joshua Singleton, 22, and Lynette Crawford, 22, both from Darby, are now in custody.

A young girl who got caught in between two feuding families in Darby Sunday afternoon was shot in the hip but is expected to survive, said Darby Police Chief Robert Smythe.

“She was a perfectly innocent citizen and this moron took a gun out and started shooting,” said Smythe. 

Shortly before 3 p.m., a man on one side of two groups who had been arguing on Forrester Street near 10th pulled out a gun as he was getting in to his car and fired two shots, Smythe said. 

One of the bullets hit the 12-year-old girl in the hip, according to police. She was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she was listed in stable condition. 

Police have identified two “persons of interest” in the case as Joshua Singleton, 22, and Lynette Crawford, 35, who live together on Summit Street, where police executed a search warrant Sunday, Smythe said. At the house, police said they found marijuana on the front porch and two pit bulls inside that were taken in to custody by animal control.

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