A young mother and her baby are recovering after they were both grazed by stray bullets during a shooting two blocks away in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood Monday afternoon.
A gunman fired at least seven shots around 1:45 p.m. near West Huntingdon and North Corlies streets, Philadelphia police said.
Tytiana Jacobs, 18, was with her 1-month-old baby with the door open to their Myrtlewood Street home when she heard gunfire, police said. A bullet grazed Jacobs' chest as well as her son's forehead.
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"It was scary," Jacobs' mother told NBC10. "It was really close and could've hit my grandson and daughter. It really could have."
The mother and son were both taken to the hospital where they were treated for their injuries and later released.
Jacobs' mother told NBC10 she, her five children and her grandson no longer feel safe after living in the home for several years and they plan to move.
"It's a wake-up call," she said. "People always shooting and they don't know that it's going to land somewhere."
Police obtained surveillance video of two gunmen involved in the shooting and continue to search for them. No arrests have been made.