Warrant Issued for 2nd Suspect in Shooting Death of 3-Year-Old

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    Twenty-two-year-old Brandon Ruffin pictured in a previous mugshot.

    Police have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect in the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl.

    Authorities are searching for 22-year-old Brandon Ruffin for his role in the shooting on a Philadelphia street Friday that wounded three adults and took the life of Tynirah Borum, who was hit by a stray bullet.

    Investigators already charged his alleged accomplice, 22-year-old Douglas Woods, with murder and other offenses, but witnesses tell NBC10 Ruffin was the gunman.

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    Woods, of the 1400 block of South Ringgold Street, was denied bail and remains in custody.

    Ruffin, however, is still on the loose.

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    And court records show he has had multiple run-ins with the law in the past.

    The at-large suspect was released from prison July 3 -- less than a month before he allegedly pulled a gun when he got into an argument, according to police.

    Ruffin, Woods and another man, 24, were arguing on the the 1500 block of South Etting Street in the Grays Ferry section of the city around 9:40 p.m. Friday, according to police.

    In a moment the neighborhood street, where Tynirah was getting her hair done by a family friend, turned violent.

    Ruffin pulled out a gun and started firing, according to witnesses.

    The intended target -- the 24-year-old man involved in the argument -- suffered a gunshot wound to the head and three others -- 3-year-old Tynirah, a 21-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman -- were also hit, according to officials.

    Tynirah was struck in the left side of her chest, according to investigators.

    Police officers rushed the child to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, but doctors were unable to save her. She was pronounced dead at 10:21 p.m. Friday.

    The three others were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

    The 28-year-old woman was treated and released, according to police. The latest conditions of the two male victims are unknown.

    Woods' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20.

    A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

    Anyone with information on the crime or Ruffin's wherabouts is urged to contact police.


    Contact Alison Burdo at 610.668.5635, alison.burdo@nbcuni.com or follow @NewsBurd on Twitter.