A 6-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder Friday night while standing outside his home near the intersection of 24th and West Norris streets in North Philadelphia, police said.
His father and 15-year-old brother where with him when shots rang out around 7:45 p.m.
The boy was hit in the left shoulder and will be undergoing surgery Saturday.
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"Nobody intentionally shoots a 6-year-old," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said, adding that the young victim might have been hit by a stay bullet.
The boy was likely not the target, Small said.
Witnesses told police the shooter was a man wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt who ran north on 24th Street and was last seen near 24th and Diamond streets.
Police reviewed surveillance video of the incident but the manhunt continued as of Saturday morning.