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3-Year-Old Shot in South Philly



    3-Year-Old Shot at Birthday Party in South Philly

    Police say a three-year-old boy was shot in the foot during a his own birthday party in South Philadelphia. A pregnant woman and a man were also among the injured. (Published Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010)

    A three-year-old boy was among three injured during a shooting in South Philadelphia Saturday night.

    It happened on the 300 block of Washington Avenue. Philadelphia police say little Shawn Hargrove was shot in the foot during his birthday party at a home on that street.

    The little boy’s grandmother watched the entire incident unfold.

    “They were sitting here and bullets started flying and my grandson got hit,” Althea Williams said.

    A man in his 30s suffered a graze wound to the stomach and a pregnant woman in her 30s was shot in the shoulder. Williams identified the pregnant woman as Jermaine Walker, a close family friend.

    “We are talking about an innocent child, an innocent woman got shot -  for what? For nothing.”

    All three victims were treated at Jefferson Hospital and released, according to investigators.

    Police have not made any arrests in the case or identified any suspects.