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Infant girl wounded in possible accidental shooting in Chester

The 11-month-old was reported to be in fair condition at the hospital.

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An 11-month-old girl was wounded in a possible accidental shooting in Chester on Thursday night, police said.

Just before 7:40 p.m., police responded to a reported shooting involving a child on the 400 block of Frank Young Avenue, police said. They then found out that the infant, with a gunshot injury to her head, had been taken by private vehicle to Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Police proceeded to the hospital and found the mother and other family members and friends.

The infant was treated at crozer-Chester and then transported to duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. She was reported to be in fair condition.

Police said the shooting appeared accidental but the investigation was ongoing.