Stray Bullet Narrowly Misses Pregnant Woman in Grays Ferry

A barrage of bullets in a Philadelphia neighborhood sent two men to the hospital and narrowly missed a pregnant woman.

The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of S. 30th Street in the city’s Grays Ferry neighborhood.

According to investigators, a 22-year-old male and a 20-year-old male were sitting on the front porch when a gunman approached and opened fire.

The 22-year-old male was shot once in each leg. The 20-year-old male was struck in the foot and lower back.

The males were taken from the scene by a private vehicle to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said a 29-year-old female, who is six months pregnant, was standing near the front door when the gunfire rang out. A bullet missed her by about three feet, but she was not injured, Small said.

Small said at least 24 shots were fired.


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