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Toddler Shot in Kensington, Suspects Flee on Bikes

Police said a 26-year-old father of the child was also shot in the knee

A manhunt is underway after two men on BMX bikes opened fire on a 26-year-old father and his 2-year-old son Friday night, leaving the child in critical condition.

Philadelphia police rushed to the scene on the 3300 block of Malta Street upon reports of a young child shot in the city's Kensington neighborhood on Friday around 9:15 p.m.

Police say the toddler was shot four times in the back, his father was hit in the knee.

The child was taken to Saint Christopher's Hospital, his father to Temple Hospital.

Both shooters fled on the bikes after the shooting and were last seen on Westmoreland Street. 

The first suspect is described as a black male standing 6-foot-3 in his 20s with braids and weighing 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, riding on a bicycle and carrying a duffel bag or book bag. The second suspect is described as a black male in his 20s standing 5-foot-11 and wearing a light shirt and riding a bicycle.

If you have any information on the shooting, please call Philadelphia Police.

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