Bullets Strike West Philly Day Care as Children Sleep Inside

Bullets from a Philadelphia shootout shattered the window of Little Shepard's Christian Learning Center during nap time. Fortunately none of the kids were hurt. NBC10's Rosemary Connors has the story and speaks to the daycare owner.

(Published Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017)

A Philadelphia day care owner says naptime may have saved her children after bullets struck the windows during a nearby shootout.

Linda Barber, the founder of Little Shepards Christian Learning Center on the 6600 block of Haverford Avenue in West Philly, told NBC10 children were sleeping inside the daycare at 1 p.m. Wednesday when gunfire erupted nearby on 67th and Haverford.

Two bullets struck the windows of the day care. Thankfully, the children were already on the ground sleeping and none of them were hurt.

“Thank God the angle that it came from was up,” Barber said. “It didn’t come down low. But even if an adult was standing up, I mean bullets go any kind of way. We just thank God. Thank God no one was hurt.”

No arrests have been made in the shooting. Police continue to investigate.

Two bullets went through the windows of the Little Shepards Christian Learning Center in West Philadelphia as more than 100 children slept inside. Fortunately none of the kids were hurt. NBC10