Father, 1-Year-Old Son Shot While Sitting On Porch In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Bullets holes riddle the outside of a home on Malta Street in Kensington.

Where Friday night, a father and son were shot.

The father 26-years-old, the son just 1.

The boy’s mother Donata Johnson said, “If anyone seen something on Malta street [Friday], at nine o’clock can you please come forward.”

She was working when two men fired shots as her son was in his father’s arms on their front porch.

“I asked him what happened, he says mommy I’m scared daddy fall down,” she said.

The toddler had been was shot four times, twice in the leg and twice in the arm, and was immediately rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

“Everyone on the block loves him very much, he’s a sweet kid. He’s in there fighting right now,” she said.

Despite a massive manhunt minutes after the shooting.

Philadelphia police say they have not made any arrests.

Authorities say they have had few witnesses willing to come forward.

Saturday, Johnson is getting some comfort and help from a woman who had lost her brother to gun violence in Kensington.

Rosalind Pichardo from Operation Save Our City went door to door, pleading with people to speak up.

She said, “The whole mentality of the whole snitching thing, it has got to go! Anytime a two year old gets hits Somebody has got to speak up!”

We were able to find a witness who didn’t want to use their name or show their face. Who told us two men riding on bikes, came down the street, had time to stop briefly looked at the father and son and said ‘This is our block’ and started firing.

Despite the child being shot four times his condition has been upgraded from critical to stable.

Authorities have released the description of two men.

The first suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, about 6’3″ tall, and weighing about 220 lbs. He is said to of had braids in his hair, and was wearing a black shirt with a book bag/duffel bag.

The second suspect has also been described as a black male in his 20’s, about 5’11” tall, and wearing a light shirt.

Captain George Fuchs of Philadelphia Police says authorities interviewed witnesses at East Detectives, and added to the description.

“They were wearing cutoff jeans, driving these big mountain BMX bikes, and one had colored spokes,” he said.

At this time, there’s no clear motive and no weapon has been found.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

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