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11-Month-Old Baby Shot 4 Times While in Car in Philadelphia

The boy is currently in extremely critical condition

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    Baby in Critical Condition After Hunting Park Shooting

    An 11-month-old child was in critical condition after being shot three times as gunfire rang out in Philadelphia's Hunting Park neighborhood. (Published Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019)

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    An 11-month-old boy is fighting for his life after being shot four times while in a car in North Philadelphia.

    The boy's stepmother was driving near the 700 block of West Luzerne Street Saturday night when she heard gunshots. The woman kept driving to the 4900 block of North Camac Street to flee the shooting. When she arrived about ten minutes later, she saw five bullet holes in her vehicle and then realized her stepson had been shot three times, police said. 

    The boy suffered gunshot wounds to the head, chest, and buttocks. The woman rushed the child to the Einstein Medical Center. The child was then transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital and is currently in extremely critical condition.

    "I can't believe it," Kim Cash, the woman's neighbor, told NBC10. "I hope that baby pulls through. I really do. I really do. Eleven months old. My heart is breaking right now. I don't know what to do."

    No arrests have been made and police have not yet released information on any suspects. On Sunday, the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 offered a $5,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest.

    "Somebody has information that can lead to an arrest in this reckless shooting and we're asking those individuals to come forward with information to help close this case," FOP President John McNesby said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.