PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A woman is fighting for her life after Philadelphia police said someone shot her as she sat in front of her Kingsession home. The shooting happened on South 61st Street around 2:30 a.m Wednesday.
Neighbor Arnold Canada told CBS3 he heard around eight shots.READ MORE: Mets, Phillies Minor Leaguers Protest Pay With Wristbands
“I come outside just to see because it was so close, just to see, and I walked down the street, and I see the young lady laying on the ground,” he told Eyewitness News.
That victim, a 33-year-old woman, was on the phone when she was shot. Her teenaged daughter and her mother were feet away inside the home. That’s when the neighbor called 911.
“Her child was right there what if one of those bullets would’ve went through the door and hit her child,” Canada said. “This is an innocent child that has nothing to do with anything.”
Despite not seeing the shooting, Canada said the aftermath was traumatizing enough.READ MORE: Official First-Edition Printed Copy Of U.S. Constitution Set To Go Up For Auction
“To see her laying on the ground- I’m still a little distorted about that situation,” he said.
Residents said this type of gun violence is all over the city. Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson, who oversees the district where the shooting happened, agrees.
“It’s unacceptable. My heart and prayers go out to the victims’ family, but it’s also a clear reminder as to why we need all hands on deck,” Councilman Johnson said. “We should be doing everything possible to one, make sure we get guns off the street and two, make sure for individuals who do shoot that those families get justice.”
Canada told CBS3 he wants to see real change after Wednesday morning’s shooting.
“Quite sure a lot of people didn’t want to speak. I don’t mind speaking because this is something that has to be addressed,” he said.MORE NEWS: COVID Outbreak At Robbinsville High School Cancels In-Person Classes For A Week
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