Triple shooting in West Philadelphia leaves 2 teens and a child badly injured

20 days ago

A triple shooting left two teenagers and a child injured in West Philadelphia.

The shooting occured Sunday before 8 p.m. near the intersection of 60th and Ludlow streets. The victims , an 8-year-old boy shot in the right side of his face, a 16-year-old boy shot in the foot and a 15-year-old boy shot in the hip, were all taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

According to witnesses the shooter, wearing a red sweatshirt, was targeting the two teenager, who tried to hide from the gunshots, the 8-year-old was inside of his home when he was shot.

"We do believe from witnesses the 15-year-old and 16-year-old were possibly being targeted. Clearly the 8-year-old was not. But it's very tragic. Fortunately, everyone is going to survive," said police Commissioner Richard Ross.