Mom, Baby Shot in Philly Home While 4 Kids Were Inside

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What to Know

  • A woman and her young daughter are in the hospital following a shooting in Philadelphia early Thursday.
  • Police say the woman’s boyfriend told officers he had left the house for a short time and returned to find the 33-year-old unresponsive in a bedroom.
  • Police say she was taken to Presbyterian Hospital with two bullet wounds to her back and is in critical condition. Police say her 1-year-old daughter was shot in the stomach. The girl is in stable condition.

A mother and her baby were shot after someone opened fire inside a Southwest Philadelphia home as the woman’s four children were inside.

The shooting around 1:50 a.m. Thursday on the 1100 block of S. 56th Street in the Kingsessing neighborhood left the woman with two gunshots to the back, the Philadelphia Police Department said. The woman's 1-year-old daughter was shot once in the stomach.

The 33-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition, while the girl was in stable condition.

The victim’s boyfriend had stepped out for about 10 minutes and found the woman unconscious in the upstairs bedroom when he returned, according to the PPD. He then called 911.

Inside the home at the time were the woman’s four children, aged 1 to 11, police said.

The woman’s boyfriend was being cooperative. Police did not immediately have a motive for the shooting, nor did they apprehend the gunman.

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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