Philadelphia police say the child was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Police announced they have a 16-year-old male in custody for the shooting of an 11-year-old Sunday afternoon.
It happened on the 700 block of East Willard Street at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Just before 4pm on Sunday, 22nd District Police responded to calls reporting gunshots at Oxford and Gratz streets in North Philadelphia.
When police arrived, they found a boy, 11, with a gunshot wound in his right hip.
Fortunately, one of the women was aware enough to realize trouble was headed her way, and she narrowly escaped a brutal attack.
The mother of three young children who were left alone and had to be rescued by neighbors after a fire broke out inside the home, has turned herself in to Philadelphia Police Friday night.
The Pennsylvania SPCA is bringing charges against a woman who was keeping hundreds of cats in her home in what’s being called deplorable conditions.
A dramatic rescue caught on video – as neighbors move quickly to rescue three children, left unattended and locked inside a burning home.
An Exclusive CBS 3 I-Team Investigation now reveals police are trying to determine if a suspect, arrested for a February 1st rape in North Philadelphia, may be a serial killer who could be responsible for the murders of as many as three women in Florida.
On Wednesday, the organization said its Human Law Enforcement Officers had executed a warrant to remove 260 felines from unsanitary confinement at the home on the 1600 block of Filmore Street.
Police detectives said they were questioning the girls, whom they believe are responsible for at least three assaults along North 17th Street in North Philadelphia, just off the Temple campus.
“I don’t know if any of these kids will ever be Allen Iverson, but we could have the next mayor of Philadelphia,” says John Dennis, 37, varsity coach for the Philly All-Stars, a Small Fry team.
Temple University officials were sounding the alarm after several students were targeted in a series of off-campus attacks.
Detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department have released surveillance video in hopes that the public can help identify the group of teenage girls that hit a 19-year-old woman in the face with a brick as she walked with her boyfriend.
Approximately 100 people were evacuated after a fire at a shelter in Philadelphia early Monday morning.