One night after three people, including a 2-year-old girl, were shot near Amber and Stella streets in Kensington, bullets again tore through the neighborhood Wednesday when a man was shot in his leg.
The man, who police said is 41 years old, was shot on Frankford Avenue near Stella around 8:30 p.m. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and listed in stable condition.
Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the man was also grazed by bullets in his shoulder, leg and arm.
Small said two people were shooting at each other and the man appears to have been caught in the crossfire.
If that was the case, the victim would be the third bystander from the neighborhood who was hospitalized after being wounded by stray bullets in two days.
Police were unsure whether the incident was connected to Tuesday's shooting about a block away, which left three people hospitalized, and parked cars and homes along Amber Street riddled with bullets.
The 2-year-old girl was wounded in her right arm by a stray bullet. She was treated at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and released, police said.
A 51-year-old man was also hospitalized after he was wounded in the chest by a stray bullet. Police said the man was treated and released from Temple University Hospital.
A 29-year-old man who was shot in the face, chest and back was still listed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital Wednesday night, police said.