Sleeping Infant Nearly Hit by Stray Gunfire

By Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, Aug 8, 2013  |  Updated 7:58 AM EDT
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A sleeping infant was luckily not hit when stray gunfire hit the couch the child was sleeping on in Philadelphia's Kensington neigghborhood. A 19-year-old was injured.

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A sleeping infant was luckily not hit when stray gunfire hit the couch the child was sleeping on in Philadelphia's Kensington neigghborhood. A 19-year-old was injured.

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Stray bullets nearly hit a sleeping infant overnight as the child rested on a couch.

Gunfire broke out before 4 a.m. on the 3200 block of Rorer Street in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood.

A 19-year-old man was hit in the leg.

A young infant luckily wasn’t hit after stray bullets entered the child’s home and hit the sofa where the child was sleeping, according to Philadelphia Police.

Bullet holes could be seen in the couch and in the pillow the baby was resting upon, according to police.

The baby, though not hit, was taken to the hospital for precautionary observation.

No suspects were named and no motive was given for the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.

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