In the latest shooting in Philadelphia that put a young child in the line of fire, cops say a man was shot several times in North Philadelphia’s Ludlow section Wednesday morning while sitting in a car with his 1-year-old daughter.
Police said someone opened fire on the 25-year-old victim shortly after 10 a.m. while he was sitting in a black Nissan at 4th and Jefferson streets. He was hit twice in the left leg, once in the right leg, once in the right shoulder and once in the left shoulder. The child was uninjured, cops said.
The man was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, and his daughter was being cared for by neighbors after the shooting.
Cops were looking for a man in a black Lexus last seen headed south on 4th Street toward Girard Avenue in connection with the shooting, and no arrests had been made later Monday.
Late Tuesday night, a 2-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting in the city’s Strawberry Mansion section when someone shot a 19-year-old man who was holding her in the head. The child suffered a gunshot wound to her arm and was taken to Temple University Hospital and listed in stable condition, and the 19-year-old victim remained in critical condition at the same hospital Wednesday afternoon.
Later Wednesday, a teenager was wounded in the leg during a shooting around 3 p.m. in Nicetown, on Germantown Avenue near Juniata Street, cops said.
The 17-year-old boy was hit in his left leg and taken to Temple in stable condition. No arrests had been made in that shooting, and police said they did not have a description of the shooter.