PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A mother of four is fighting for her life after she and her 1-year-old daughter were shot in a Southwest Philadelphia home early Thursday morning, according to Philadelphia police. The call came in around 2 a.m. in the 1100 block of South 56th Street.
The department said when they arrived, the 33-year-old woman was injured in an upstairs bedroom. Officials said she was shot twice in the back. She is in critical condition.READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
A 1-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after being shot in the stomach. She is expected to be OK.
All four children were inside the home at the time of the shooting. The oldest child is 11 years old.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
“Preliminary information is that this female was discovered by her live-in boyfriend,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said. “And he is the one who discovered her laying on the floor of the second-floor rear bedroom. That boyfriend, who also lives here, is cooperating with police, and he has been transported to Southwest detectives where he is being interviewed.”
Police tell CBS3 there is currently no motive or suspect in the shooting, and they are currently interviewing possible witnesses.
Authorities are looking at private security cameras in the area.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
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