Police in Philadelphia are searching for at least three suspects after a shooting near a school on Thursday left seven people injured, including a 2-year-old girl, her mother and five teenagers.
The Philadelphia Police Department said in a news release that the victims, including the child and her 31-year-old mother, were at the James G. Blaine was near the school.
NBC Philadelphia, citing police, said a vehicle stopped and three gunmen got out and opened fire.
The 2-year-old girl was shot once in the left thigh, while her mother was shot twice in the leg, police said in a news release.
Police said in a news release that at least four teenagers were wounded, the youngest of whom, a 13-year-old boy, was shot in the left hand. A 15-year-old boy was shot twice in the chest and right thigh. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the left arm, while another 16-year-old boy was shot in the right arm and left thigh. A 17-year-old boy also suffered a left thigh injury, according to NBC Philadelphia.
According to the outlet, all seven victims were taken to hospitals and were in stable condition as of Thursday night.
Speaking to reporters, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said officers did not believe “all of the victims” were “intended targets”, NBC Philadelphia reported.
“There were some people inside the vehicle, some people on the sidewalk when the shooter arrived,” Outlaw said.
A possible motive in the shooting was not immediately clear and no arrests were made.
Authorities released surveillance photos and a description of the three suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.
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