Wednesday, May 27, 2015

UPDATED: Cops: 1-year-old and two teens shot in city

A 1-year-old and two 17 year olds were victims of separate shootings that happened within an hour of each other this afternoon in the city, according to police.

UPDATED: Cops: 1-year-old and two teens shot in city

This post has been updated. As of 9:45 p.m., the younger victim is in stable condition, while the 17-year-old has been declared brain dead, police say. For an updated report, click here.

A 1-year-old and two 17 year olds were victims of separate shootings that happened within an hour of each other this afternoon in the city, according to police.

Around 4:08 p.m., the 1-year-old and a 17-year-old were the victims of a double shooting in Kensington, police said. Three men in a green or black Honda Odyssey minivan opened fire on Orleans Street between Amber and Martha and hit the toddler in the shoulder, police said. The 17-year-old was declared brain dead at Temple Hospital Monday night.

The child was taken to Episcopal Hospital by a private vehicle and was then transported to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in stable condition, police said.

In the other incident, a 17-year-old boy was shot twice in the left arm and once in the buttocks on 15th Street near Stiles in North Philadelphia around 3:30 p.m., police said. His shooters are believed to be two teens from another high school, police said.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

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