Toddler In Critical Condition After He Was Shot Along With Father

May 22, 2017
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Police in Kensington have released descriptions of 2 suspects wanted in connection with the shootings of a toddler and his father in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

Authorities are looking for the following men:

Suspect 1: Black male in his 20s, 6’3″ tall, 220 lbs with braids. He was wearing a black shirt and was riding a bicycle with a duffle/book bag.

Suspect 2: Black male in his 20s, 5’11” tall. He was wearing a light shirt and riding a bicycle.

Police say that the 26-year-old father was the target, and his 2-year-old son was caught in the crossfire.

The boy, who was shot 4 times, remains in critical condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Hunting Park.

A neighbor said his own son was across the street with the two victims on their porch Friday night when two gunmen pulled up on bicycles, and one spoke.

“Next thing you know he said, ‘This is my block,’” said the neighbor. “And the next thing, (they) unloaded the guns.”

When I saw my son he came running out the house with the baby in his hand,” the neighbor continued. “Blood everywhere. They jumped in the car and went to the hospital.”

Witnesses said the shooters could clearly see a child was on the porch with his father and didn’t care.

They knew that they were shooting at him,” said the neighbor. “The little boy, according to my son, was in plain sight.”

The boy was hit 4 times in the back and his father was also shot in the right knee.

Both are in the Hospital in stable condition.

An action Cam video showed 6 bullet holes and marks on the home while several more hit a Chevy Cavalier sedan parked nearby.

Witnesses say that the two males responsible for the shooting were seen fleeing the area on bicycles.

It makes me want to cry because it’s a baby. It’s not something you want to hear from nobody, that you’re out there just barbecuing or doing whatever else with your kids, just trying to have fun, and then your kid winds up getting hurt,” said Marisol Colon shortly after it happened.

Residents in the area say there are shootings almost daily now, with stray bullets sometimes flying through some of their homes.

No arrests have been made as yet.

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