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Girl, 4, Shot in Eye in Philadelphia Home Dies

Anguish in Neighborhood After 4-Year-Old Dies

Anguish in a North Philadelphia neighborhood as family and neighbors gather to remember a 4-year-old girl who was shot in the eye and died inside her home. NBC10's Drew Smith reports that the mother continued to be questioned late Thursday and police had no ruling on what happened inside the home that lead to the child's death. (Published Thursday, June 23, 2016)

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. 4-year-old shot4-year-old shot

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." Four Year Old Girl Shot in Head in North Philadelphia HomeFour Year Old Girl Shot in Head in North Philadelphia Home

NBC10's Deanna Durante was live on the scene as the story was developing Thursday afternoon
(Published Thursday, June 23, 2016)

No word yet on what led to the shooting.

The police continued to question the mother and the girl's younger sister Thursday evening.