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3-year-old girl killed in Philadelphia shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 3-year-old girl who was sitting on her front porch getting her hair done was killed Friday night when a man opened fire during an argument, police and witnesses said. Three adults were injured.

Police at scene of shooting in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia
Police at scene of shooting in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia (6 ABC)

NBC 10 reported the shooting happened at about 9:40 p.m. in the Grays Ferry section of the city.

Philadelphia Police Capt. Michael Gormley told the station two men were arguing on the street when one pulled out a gun and started firing. Witnesses said the bullet hit the girl in the left side of her chest as she was getting her hair done, and the shooter fled on a bicycle.

Officers arriving at the scene put the child in their patrol car and rushed her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:21 p.m., Gormley said.

The other man in the argument was shot in the head and is in critical condition, police said. Two women, who were bystanders, were grazed by bullets.

A person of interest is in police custody.


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