PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –A father and his 21-month-old son were seriously injured in a shooting on Wednesday night, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.
Police say the father and young son were entering their vehicle around 8:40 p.m. where it was parked outside of their home near the intersection of 67th and Trinity Street in Southwest Philadelphia.
With the boy the back seat, police say that one or more people approached the car and fired at least eight shots into the driver’s side window.
The father then sped away from the scene and investigators say additional shots were then fired at the car. It’s believed that several of those shots entered into the back of the vehicle where police say the child was struck multiple times.
The father then drove the car straight to the nearby 12th District police station.
“Fortunately, there were medics that are joined to the facility where they rushed the kid off to Children’s Hospital where he is currently in critical condition. The 21-year-old father was hit at least nine times, he was rushed by police to Presbyterian. He is in critical condition at this time,” said Lt. John Walker with the Philadelphia Police Department.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
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