Ten-year-old boy shot in Tacony

A 10-year-old boy found him­self stand­ing in the wrong place at the wrong time when gun­fire erup­ted in Ta­cony on Monday night, wound­ing him in the leg.

The vic­tim, whose iden­tity was not re­leased by po­lice, is ex­pec­ted to sur­vive.

He was taken to St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al for Chil­dren in stable con­di­tion with what a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man de­scribed as a graze wound to the back of the leg.

Mean­while, po­lice are look­ing for a black man, about 20 years old and about 5 feet 8 inches tall, who was wear­ing a black hat, gray hood­ie and blue jeans, said Of­ficer Jill­ian Rus­sell.

The shoot­ing oc­curred at about 8:15 p.m. on the 6700 block of Marsden St.

The 10-year-old re­por­ted that he was stand­ing on the corner of Marsden Street and Un­ruh Av­en­ue when he saw a flash, heard four gun­shots and felt pain in his leg. He ran to his nearby home, where re­l­at­ives called po­lice.

Ac­cord­ing to one pub­lished re­port, po­lice be­lieve that the gun­man was fir­ing in the dir­ec­tion of a nearby house as a res­ult of an ar­gu­ment, but a spe­cif­ic motive is not known.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the shoot­ing. ••

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