A 4-year-old girl died after being shot in the right eye inside a North Philadelphia home Thursday.
Crews rushed to the Montgomery Townhomes on the 1800 block of N 20th Street, near W Montgomery Avenue, shortly after noon then took the girl to Hahnemann Hospital where she died around 1 p.m., said Philadelphia Police.
The girl's 25-year-old mother and a 3-year-old sister were in the home when the child was shot, said police. Police recovered a gun from inside the home.
Neighbors said the mother ran outside holding her daughter and yelled for help. "Her little sister standing over her, I said what happened, she said, she got shot with a gun," Margie Malabet recalled the frantic scene after she ran to help hearing the mother's cries, "Save my baby, please, save my baby."
No word yet on what led to the shooting.
The police continued to question the mother and the girl's younger sister Thursday evening.