Police on Saturday continued to look for a man whose gunfire struck a 6-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man Friday afternoon in Hunting Park. The boy, Aasin Williams, was in stable condition at Temple University Hospital. He was shot in his left shoulder and arm while riding his bicycle, said Lt. Frank Vanore, a police spokesman. The man, whose name was not available, was in serious condition after surgery on his wounded left leg.
The boy told police that he was riding his bicycle about 4:20 p.m. on the 1300 block of West Pike Street, around the corner from his home on Park Avenue, when he heard shots and realized he had been hit. His mother, who had been standing on the porch nearby, ran to him, and a friend drove them to the hospital.
The wounded man told police that he, too, was riding his bicycle when he heard shots and was wounded. His uncle drove him to the hospital. The man, who lives on the 3800 block of North Park Avenue, did not say why he had been shot, police said.