An 11-month-old baby was in extremely critical condition after being shot four times while riding in car Saturday night in North Philadelphia, NBC Philadelphia reported.
The child’s stepmother, who was driving the car, said she heard shots and continued driving for about ten minutes before she realized the car and the baby had been hit.
An unidentified person took both to Albert Einstein Hospital, after which the baby was then taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The child was hit in the back of the head, the chest, and twice in the buttocks, according to 6 ABC. Initial reports indicated the baby was hit three times, but the hospital said four bullets struck the child.
A 6 ABC reporter tweeted a photo showing a car Philly police said was the one involved. Five bullet holes can be seen in the back.
PHOTO: Police say this is the car the child’s stepmother was in when the shooting occurred.
— George Solis (@GeorgeSolis) October 20, 2019
On Sunday, Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.
“Somebody has information that can lead to an arrest in this reckless shooting and we’re asking those individuals to come forward with information to help close this case,” FOP President John McNesby told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
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