A toddler and his parents are recovering after gunmen opened fire at their vehicle, causing it to crash and overturn in Philadelphia Thursday night.
A 28-year-old woman, her 37-year-old husband and their two-year-old son were inside a Jeep traveling on the 6600 block of Upland Street before 7 p.m. when two gunmen opened fire.
Police say the gunmen fired about 28 shots. Seven shots struck the SUV, including one that went through the front windshield.
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The gunfire caused the woman to crash into a parked car and the SUV flipped on its side as the gunmen fled the scene.
Fortunately the family was not seriously hurt. The toddler was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for an evaluation but is doing OK.
Shortly after the shooting, police found a person of interest in nearby Yeadon, Pennsylvania. Police say the person of interest was inside a green vehicle that had crashed. He was taken into custody for questioning but is not considered a suspect at this time.
Both Philadelphia and Yeadon Police are investigating.