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.[[384214111, C]]
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."[[384189051, C]]
No word yet on what led to the shooting.
The police continued to question the mother and the girl's younger sister Thursday evening.