6-Year-Old's Hand Shot in Hail of Bullets in Pennsylvania City

Pittsburgh police have been looking for a gunman after a 6-year-old boy was shot in the hand in a hail of bullets fired at a crime-ridden public housing complex.

Police aren't identifying the boy, but say he was in good condition at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC following Wednesday night's shooting at Bedford Dwellings.

A 2-year-old child was fatally shot at the same complex last week. His stepfather is jailed on a criminal homicide charge, though he says the boy was shot accidentally when he tried to take a loaded pistol from the toddler.

Police say witnesses reported hearing four to five gunshots when the 6-year-old boy was wounded just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Nobody else was wounded and none of the witnesses saw the shooter.

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