Eleven-month-old baby clings to life after being shot four times by stray bullets while in the back of a car – but stepmom didn’t realize she had been hit and kept driving
- An 11-month-old girl was shot four times, including once in the head, while seated in a car driven by her stepmother in Philadelphia Saturday night
- The stepmother heard the shots fired while she was driving and continued for a few blocks before she saw the baby girl was wounded
- The child, while seated in the back seat, was struck in head, chest, and twice in the back by four bullets that penetrated the vehicle, police say
- The baby was rushed to a hospital and is now clinging to life in extremely critical condition, according to authorities who did not name her or the stepmom
- Police are investigating how how the vehicle was fired upon and are looking into whether three men injured in a triple shooting just blocks away is connected
An 11-month-old girl was clinging to life after she was struck by gunfire four times, including once in the head, while seated in the back of a car her stepmother was driving in Philadelphia Saturday night, police said.
The stepmom, who heard the bullets fired around 8pm in the 700 block of West Luzerne Street in the city’s Huntington Park section, kept driving for a few blocks before realizing the baby girl was wounded, according to police.
The child was struck by bullets in the head, chest, and twice in the back, and the vehicle was struck by at least bullets five times, reports WPVI.
An 11-month-old girl was clinging to life after she was struck by gunfire four times, including once in the head, while seated in the back of a car (pictured above) that her stepmother was driving in Philadelphia Saturday night, police said
Cops (pictured above) search for evidence along the route the stepmom drove before realizing her vehicle was struck by gunfire and that the baby was wounded. The stepmother had driven from the 700 block of West Luzerne Street to the 4900 block of North Camec Street
She was rushed to a hospital where she was in extremely critical condition, police said.
Investigators did not release the names of the baby girl or her stepmother.
The stepmother, pulled over in the 4900 block of North Camec Street after she realized the car was struck bullets and turned to see the child in the backseat wounded.
The child continues to battle for life at St. Christopher’s Hospital, according to WPVI.
Cops on the scene (pictured above) of where the stepmother pulled over canvased the area but did not find any evidence of bullet casings. They are looking into whether a triple shooting in the 3500 block of Germantown Avenue about an hour earlier is related
Detectives on the scene of where the stepmother pulled over canvased the area but did not find any evidence of bullet casings. A triple shooting nearby, however, maybe related.
Three men were struck by gunfire in the 3500 block of Germantown Avenue, also in Huntington Park, about 7 p.m., police said.
The victims were treated at an area hospital and were in stable condition.
Detectives are looking into whether both shootings are connected, reports WPVI. No arrests have been made in either case.
Philadelphia police did not immediately respond when DailyMail.com reached out. Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.