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Seven Injured by Gunfire During Philadelphia Block Party

Seven Injured by Gunfire During Philadelphia Block Party

"It looks like they just randomly fired down the street and hit anyone in their way."

UPDATE 1:03 a.m. ET: The latest reports indicate that three children, not two, were injured by gunfire during a Philadelphia block party Saturday night.

More from WCAU-TV:

A bullet grazed an 18-month-old girl on the side of her neck, said police. Gunfire also grazed an 11-year-old girl in the left knee and struck her right shoulder and hit a 13-year-old boy in the chest. All three children were transported to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where they were listed in stable condition.

Here's the latest on the four injured adults, WCAU added:

The rest of the victims, who ranged between 22 to 46 years old, were treated at Presbyterian Hospital, said investigators. A 26-year-old man was struck multiple times and his condition was unknown; a 26-year-old man was in stable after being struck in the side; a 22-year-old was in stable with gunshot wound to the arm; and a 46-year-old man was in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his leg.

UPDATE 12:10 a.m. ET: Here's a news report from the scene following the shooting in Philadelphia:

Original story below

Two children, ages 2 and 10, along with five adults were injured by gunfire Saturday night in Philadelphia, WPVI-TV reported, citing authorities.

A group of people were gathered for a block party around 10 p.m. when shotgun fire opened up, police said.

According to WPVI, the 2-year-old is in stable condition after being grazed on the neck; WCAU-TV reported the 2-year-old, along with the 10-year-old, were rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

The other five victims are between 15 and 25 years old and were taken to a hospital in critical condition, WCAU reported, citing investigators.

There was no immediate indication of motive.

"It looks like they just randomly fired down the street and hit anyone in their way," Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker told WCAU.

This is breaking news; updates will be added.

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