Northeast Times

Child shot outside Tacony Branch library

A 9-year-old boy was struck by gun­fire out­side the Ta­cony Branch lib­rary on Tues­day af­ter­noon, likely an un­in­ten­ded tar­get in what ap­pears to have been a drive-by shoot­ing.

The young­ster was walk­ing in front of 4704 Knorr St., across the street from the lib­rary, at 3:21 p.m. when a bul­let grazed the right side and rear of his head, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Para­med­ics rushed him to Chil­dren’s Hos­pit­al of Phil­adelphia. His con­di­tion was un­known as the Times went to press. Po­lice had made no ar­rests and re­leased no sus­pect de­scrip­tions at that time. 

Of­ficers at the scene re­portedly said that the boy and his moth­er had just ex­ited the lib­rary and were cross­ing the street when shots came from a passing vehicle, pos­sibly a sil­ver or gray car. The shoot­ers fled the scene. ••

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