Girl, 6, Hit In Leg By Gunfire In Philadelphia; No Arrests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 6-year-old girl was wounded in the leg by gunfire in west Philadelphia, police said.

Police said the girl was wounded in the Mantua neighborhood shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday. She was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and listed in stable condition, police said.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told reporters at the scene that the girl had been playing outside with other children and her parents were seated in a vehicle. She said bullets struck the windshield of the vehicle, but the parents were uninjured. The girl later told her parents that she had been hit by the gunfire.

Outlaw said a group of young males was seen running in the direction of the children and a dark-colored sedan was following the group before the gunfire rang out.

No arrests were immediately reported.