Man Charged in Shooting That Wounded Woman, 1-Year-Old Girl

The child was shot in the stomach

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A man has been charged in a Philadelphia shooting this week that left a woman and her 1-year-old daughter wounded.

The woman's boyfriend told officers sent to the southwest Philadelphia home shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday that he had left the house for about ten minutes and returned to find the 33-year-old woman unresponsive in a bedroom, police said.

She was taken to Presbyterian Hospital with two bullet wounds to her back and was listed in critical condition, police said. Her 1-year-old daughter was shot in the stomach and listed in stable condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Police said 34-year-old Desmond Bruson of Philadelphia was charged Friday with aggravated assault, child endangerment, false reports, tampering and related offenses. It wasn't immediately clear whether the defendant had an attorney; a listed number for him couldn't be found Sunday.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

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