PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are searching for a 45-year-old man wanted in connection to the shooting of a 10-month-old baby girl in the city’s Kensington neighborhood over the weekend. Police say a verbal and physical altercation broke out at a home on the 2000 block of East Ontario Street Sunday morning after a family was celebrating a wedding.
The suspect police are searching for has been identified as 45-year-old Santos Diaz.READ MORE: Mother Of 6 Stabbed To Death In West Philly Had Protective Order Against Fiance Charged In Her Murder
Officers were called to the home around 10:40 a.m. and found the baby girl suffering a gunshot wound to the left hand.
The baby was transported to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children where she is listed in stable condition. The mother tells CBS3 she was holding her baby when shots were fired and had she not run and ducked for cover, she fears the situation could have been a much different story.
Police say a second victim, a 17-year-old Hispanic man suffered a graze wound to the right leg in the shooting but did not require any medical treatment.READ MORE: Philabundance Distributing More Food Than Ever Amid Skyrocketing Prices Caused By Inflation
A verbal/physical altercation broke out with the suspect and police say, at that time, Diaz fired several gunshots at the family before fleeing the scene.
The baby’s mom tells CBS3 it was her new stepdad who allegedly started shooting at the family.
She says her mother got married on Saturday and the reception was at the house.
An investigation is ongoing.MORE NEWS: Darren Arnold Sought For Allegedly Setting Fire To West Philly Home Where 150 Jugs Of Gasoline Were Found
If you have any information regarding the suspect, contact the Shooting Investigation Group at 215-686-8270.