A 5-year-old girl was shot inside a North Philadelphia home late Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.
The girl, whose name was not released, was in stable condition after being taken to Temple University Hospital by private vehicle. She was shot twice in her right arm and once in her right hip about 11:30 p.m. inside a home on the 1800 block of North Sixth Street, police said.
Authorities said a gun was recovered, but reported no arrest. Police said the investigation was ongoing and no further details were immediately available.
Linda DeJesus, 53, who lives near the girl’s home, said Wednesday that the child, her parents, and siblings moved into the second-floor apartment of one of the newly constructed buildings on the block about a month ago. The shooting took place in the girl’s home, DeJesus said.
No one in the family’s apartment responded to a knock on the door Wednesday.
DeJesus said she doesn’t know the family well but had seen the girl outside. “She would say hi to people," she said. “She’s a pretty little girl. It’s sad.”
DeJesus said she heard a loud gunshot Tuesday night, then came outside and saw police.