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Man Charged in Shooting Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

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    Douglas Woods, 22, is charged in the shooting death of 3-year-old Tynirah Borum.

    Bail was denied for a Philadelphia man after he was arrested and charged Saturday for his alleged role in the death of a 3-year-old girl, who was killed after a gunman opened fire on a neighborhood street.

    Twenty-two-year-old Douglas Woods, of the 1400 block of South Ringgold Street, was arraigned Sunday morning around 4 a.m. on multiple charges, including murder, three counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault.

    Authorities said Woods and another suspect who is still on the loose are responsible for the shooting Friday that killed 3-year-old Tynirah Borum and wounded three others.

    "My baby was an innocent bystander at the wrong place at the wrong time," said Tynirah's mother, Tamika Borum while tears streamed down her face. "Now her life is taken because of someone else's stupidity."

    2nd Suspect Sought in Shooting Death of 3-Year-Old

    [PHI] 2nd Suspect Sought Shooting Death of 3-Year-Old
    Philadelphia Police charged Douglas Woods in the death of a 3-year-old girl and continue to search for a second suspect. (Published Sunday, Aug 3, 2014)

    Woods and his accomplice were on the 1500 block of South Etting Street in the Grays Ferry section of the city around 9:40 p.m. Friday when they began arguing with another man, according to police.

    The argument led one of the suspects to pull out a gun and start firing, officials said.

    Tamika had dropped Tynirah off at a friend's house on the block to get her hair done. The girl was outside when a stay bullet struck her 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. Tynirah was pronounced dead at 10:21 p.m. Friday.

    A 24-year-old man, who was the shooter's intended target, is in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, according to police. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

    Man Arraigned After Shooting Death of Girl

    [PHI] Man Arraigned After Shooting Death of Girl
    A man was arraigned early Sunday morning after he was arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl. NBC10's Jesse Gary has the details. (Published Sunday, Aug 3, 2014)

    Two other bystanders were also hit by the hail of gunfire. A 21-year-old man was hit in the right leg and a 28-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to her left arm, according to authorities.

    Both were transported by police to HUP. The female victim was treated and released, while the man remains hospitalized in stable condition, according to police.

    Despite filing charges against Woods, police are still searching for a second suspect.

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

    Grieving Mother Speaks Out

    [PHI] Grieving Mother Speaks Out
    The mother of a child killed by a stray bullet in Philadelphia’s Gray’s Ferry neighborhood speaks out after an arrest is made in the case. Police are still looking for a second man. NBC10’s Nefertiti Jaquez reports. (Published Saturday, Aug 2, 2014)

    And the young victim's mother implores the remaining suspect to surrender to police.

    "Please, please turn yourself in," Tamika said.


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

    No Charges Yet in Death of 3-year-Old

    [PHI] No Charges Yet in Death of 3-year-Old
    A person of interest in the shooting death of 3-year-old Tynirah Borum has been in police custody since last night. (Published Saturday, Aug 2, 2014)