A 2-year-old boy is recovering after police say he was shot inside a Brewerytown home Saturday night.
Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to a property on the 2200 block of 20th Street just after 8:30 p.m. for reports of a shooting.
The toddler, who was shot at least once in the back, was driven by his mother to Temple University where he was listed in critical condition.
"[It's] just another tragic situation where you have, again, a kid that should not have to worry about this," First Dept. Police Commissioner John Stanford told NBC10. "A 2-year-old should just be able to play and live and be free, and not have to worry about fighting for their lives as a result of a gunshot wound. It's just disheartening."
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It wasn't immediately clear if the shooting was accidental. No charges were reported by authorities immediately following the shooting.