Close Call For Young Girl In Creasantville Shootout

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Shocking evidence of Philadelphia’s troubles with gun violence — a young girl narrowly escaped disaster just steps from her front door.

Family members say they can’t help but feel grateful the 8-year-old got nothing but a scare. They say it was just before dinner, one minute two little girls were out playing then came the gunshots.

“It went right through the ear part,” Steven Brown said.

Brown says his 8-year-old granddaughter Kaniyah had no idea what had happened.

“She was playing with her doll with her girlfriend and she thought her girlfriend had hit her,” Brown explained.

Turns out, it was a stray bullet from a shooting up the street. Police say it happened Thursday evening at the Hillcreek Apartments managed by the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

“Grandma hurried up and got them in the house, I had run over to see what was going on, I turned around and disaster struck.”

According to eyewitnesses, it happened so quickly, they had little time to react. They say bullets flew in all directions, including one that traveled across a yard then ricocheted off the wall before it got lodged in the doll’s head.

Brown said, “I pulled the bullet that was sitting in the doll’s head, set it on the table, was trying to figure out what it was and the cops looked at it and said, ‘It’s a 9mm’.”

Brown says he’s just relieved his family escaped unharmed. Little Kaniyah is staying at her father’s this weekend and after this close call, the rest of the family is now looking to move.

“I was terrified. It’s time to get out of Hillcreek,” Brown said.

As for the shooting, police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg. The motive remains unclear as sources say the shooting victim is not cooperating. The search for the suspect is continuing.

Reported by Elizabeth Hur, CBS 3

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well, I’m just glad that the little girl was not seriously hurt. They can buy another doll baby, but, the little is irreplaceable and priceless.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Sorry for the error. That should read: “but, the little GIRL is irreplaceable and priceless.”

  2. Charmaine Hurst says:

    Complete maddness.ROUND UP ALL THE BAD GUYS AND PUT THEM ON A ISLIAND THAT IS DESERTED AND LET THEM DUKE IT OUT AMOUNG THEMSELVES.SEE WHO WILL SURVIVE THAT!THESE PEOPLE MAKE PHILADELPHIA LOOK BAD FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE AND PEOPLE THAT READ ABOUT THE CITY ON THE NEWS OR IN NEWS PAPER AND THE INTERNET! IF YOU REMOVE A INFECTED AREA OF THE BODY AND THEN YOU ARE FINE AND HEALTHY AGAIN. SAME THING WHEN YOU REMOVE THE BAD NEGATIVE ELEMENTS OF THE CITY OH PHILADELPHIA TO MAKE IT A SAFER PLACE TO LIVE AND BE PROUD OF.I CANNOT STAND THE BLIGHT,THE DERLICTS THE NEGATIVES OF PEOPLE AND PEOPLE RESORT TO VIOLENCE TO OTHERS BECAUSE THEY CANNOT AGREE ON SOMETHING.lONG TIME AGO IT WAS A OLD FASHION KICK A@* DUKE IT OUT UNTIL YOU ARE SATISFIED.THEN AT TIMES YOU BECOME FRIENDS AND TALK AND LAUGH ABOUT THE WHOLE THING LATER.THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN PEOPLE TOLD ON A KID WHEN THEY WERE CAUGHT DOING SOMETHING BAD AND THEN TELL THE PARENT. AND THEY GET IN TROUBLE WHEN THEY GET HOME BY THEIR PARENT,A BEATING.THE KIDS OF TODAY ARE WEAK AND NOT WISE.THEY ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE STUPID!

  3. STR84WARD says:

    that’s crazy that even a doll got caught in the crossfire….i am so glad it was not the human doll….poor little one…i hope she is not traumatized by this…

  4. HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE SAYS says:

    OH BOY, ANOTHER DONT SNITCH SHOOTING. MOVE OUT, DONT TALK, MIND
    YOUR OWN BUSINESS. THIS SADLY HAPPENS EVERY DAY IN EVERY MAJOR CITY. ITS TIME TO ARM EVERY CITIZEN, ITS TIME TO GET SERIOUS TIME FOR GUN
    POSSESSION. THIS DONKEYS COULD NOT HIT THE SIDE OF A BARN , STANDING
    10 FEET AWAY, WITH A HIGH POWER HANDGUN.

    HILLCREEK HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE POOR SIDE OF TOWN, SADLY IT GETS MORE BAD PRESS

    1. HH Fan says:

      Too bad it wasn’t a talking doll. Being a White doll, it WOULD’VE snitched on the por ch mon key perp.

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