Three people, including one child, were shot last night at 21st Street and Chelten Avenue, police said.

All three were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center on North Broad Street, where a 44-year-old man was in serious condition with a chest wound.

Also wounded were a 24-year-old man, shot in the right arm, and a 6-year-old girl, shot in the buttocks.

Information about the shooting, on the border of the East Germantown and West Oak Lane sections of the city, was sketchy. The victims apparently were attending a party at a house on the corner when someone began firing from across the street around 9:30 p.m.

Detectives remained on the scene early today.

- Inquirer staff