3 Children Shot at Philadelphia Block Party Over Weekend

After the shooting at a block party along the 4100 block of Ogden Street in West Philadelphia
CBS Philadelphia    

Police are searching for gunmen after a West Philadelphia block party on Saturday ended with shooting, resulting in injuries to 10 people, including three children, CBS Philadelphia reports

According to the report, at least two blasts from a shotgun were fired at about 10 p.m. on Saturday. Police Lt. John Walker told the CBS station that an 18-month-old girl was shot in the neck, an 11-year-old boy was struck in the leg and back, and a 12-year-old boy was hit in the chest. The seven others who were injured ranged in age from 22 to 59. 

All victims were reported to be in stable condition after having been taken to area hospitals, according to CNN.


"It looks like they just fired randomly into the street and hit whoever was in their way," Lt. Walker told CNN. "It's a terrible situation."

Authorities are looking for two black men who "fired [at the crowd] with a shotgun at least once and then [drove] down the street in a gold or silver four door sedan and fired several more shots, possibly with a handgun," according to a police report cited by CNN.  


Police say an ongoing feud between two groups of people may have been behind the shooting, according to CBS. A $20,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and a conviction.  

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