Nine people were shot, including a baby and two children, during a barbecue Saturday night in Philadelphia's Mantua section, police said.
The shotgun blasts left the three juveniles and three of the six male adult victims in stable condition at West Philadelphia hospitals late Saturday night, police said. Two other male victims arrived at Hahnemann University Hospital with minor wounds and were to be released, authorities. The condition of a last victim could not be immediately learned.
The shooting took place about 9:50 p.m. near 41st and Ogden Streets in the 16th District, authorities said.
Detectives said it appeared that the barbecue - involving as many as 50 people - had been fired upon by one shooter, who fired two buckshot blasts from a shotgun. He fired from the street, they said, but may have arrived or left in a car. "There were a lot of people out there," Lt. John Walker, of Southwest Detectives, said Saturday night, saying the toll could have been even higher.
No immediate arrests were made.
Tracy Stewart, who lives on 41st Street across the street from the shooting scene, said she and her husband, Martin, assisted the 18-month-old girl, who police said suffered a graze wound to neck. Police arrived and took the child to the hospital.
A boy, 12, was shot in the chest, police said. The other young victim - a 11-year-old girl - sustained graze wounds to the left knee and right shoulder, police said. Apart from the men who arrived at Hahnemann, the adult victims included a 22-year-old man shot in the right arm, a 26-year-old man shot in the left side, and a 46-year-old man shot in the left leg, all in stable condition. The condition of the ninth victim, shot multiple times, was not immediately clear.