$5,000 reward offered in shooting that wounded 11-month-old

Pennsylvania

The baby's stepmother drove about 1.5 miles before realizing he had been shot

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in north Philadelphia gunfire that critically wounded an 11-month-old boy hit four times while he was inside a car.

The reward is being offered by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 following the 8 p.m. Saturday shooting in the Hunting Park neighborhood.

Police say the baby was hit in the back of the head and in the chest as well as twice in the buttocks. Investigators say the baby’s stepmother heard shots but drove about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) before realizing that the child had been hit.

An hour earlier, three men had been wounded in a triple shooting less than a mile away, but it’s unclear whether the shootings were related.

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