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Toddler in critical after triple shooting in South Phila.

A triple shooting in South Philadelphia left a toddler in critical condition and injured a child and a woman Tuesday evening.

Toddler in critical after triple shooting in South Phila.

This post has been updated.

A triple shooting in South Philadelphia Tuesday night left a toddler in critical condition and sent a child and a woman to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

The victims were outside on Bucknell Street near Wharton, police said, when the shooting took place. A 2-year-old girl was shot twice, in the hip/stomach and hand, and a 10-year-old boy was hit in the right calf, police said.

Both were taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The toddler was listed in critical condition and the boy was stable as of 9 p.m. A 59-year-old woman was shot in the left leg. She was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and listed in stable condition.

Police were searching for a suspect described as a heavy-set black man between 25 and 30 who is 6 feet tall and about 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a black fitted baseball cap, and was seen heading south on Bucknell Street. Police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers said he was beleived to be armed with an automatic weapon.

A second suspect was described as a medium-built black man in his early 20s with close-cropped hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, and Evers said he is believed to be armed with a revolver. He fled north on Bucknell Street.

Police said a fourth shooting victim, a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the hand, turned up at Methodist Hospital after the shooting.

This shooting comes on the heels of another triple shooting several blocks away in South Philadelphia Sunday evening that left a 6-year-old girl injured. Police announced one arrest and issued a warrant for an second suspect in that shooting today.  

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