Girl, 6, Shot as Gunman Sprays Bullets in Chester Parking Lot

The girl was on the 1500 block of West 9th Street Thursday night when a gunman opened fire. 

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A 6-year-old girl was recovering after being shot when a gunman opened fire in the parking lot of a convenience store in Chester, Pennsylvania.

The girl was sitting in a car when the gunman opened fire in the parking lot of the Chester Shop & Save on the 1500 block of W. 9th Street Thursday night, striking multiple vehicles and even a nearby home, Chester Police Department Capt. James Chubb said.

The girl was shot three times, including once in the chest, Chubb said. Her mother drove her to Crozer Chester Medical Center before she was transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for "intense medical treatment," the captain added.

The girl, who police initially said was 7 years old, is now in "good condition," Chubb said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detective Ryan Stewart at 610-447-8429 or, or detective Brian Pot at 610-447-8431 or

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