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Aerial footage of the scene.
A 10-year-old boy is in critical but stable condition after he was shot in the head while he was walking home from school, or during a drive-by shooting in Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, the police said.
The shots came from a car, after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, about two blocks from a middle school in the Frankford neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia, police said.
The boy was hit in the back of the head while walking on Margaret Street near Torresdale Avenue, investigators said. He was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, they added.
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“Another child was hit by gunfire at the hands of a coward,” the Deputy Commissioner is Joe Sullivan with the Philadelphia Police Department, said on Wednesday.
“Our hearts go out to the family,” he added.
Sullivan has called the situation “unacceptable” and said that he hopes that the community will come forward with information to help solve the case.
The gunfire came from the back seat of a red or maroon Pontiac G6, according to Sullivan.
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No arrests have been made.
“Each and every resource in the department is now actively involved in this investigation, and we’re going to have to stop it, has nothing to do with the arrest of these men,” Arthur told reporters on Wednesday.
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A couple of weeks ago, a gunman fire at a north Philadelphia house and killed a 2-year-old girl. Of these, only a day after an 11-month-old boy was seriously injured in a different part of the city, and when the shots hit the car.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.