There have been more than 270 homicide victims in the city of Philadelphia this year, according to statistics by Philadelphia police.
According to several local news outlets, an 11-month-old baby boy is currently in extremely critical condition. He was shot three times in North Philadelphia on Saturday night. NBC Philadelphia reports that the boy's stepmother was driving near the 700 block of West Luzerne Street Saturday night when she heard gunshots. The woman kept driving to the 4900 block of North Camac Street to flee the shooting. When she arrived about ten minutes later, she saw five bullet holes in her vehicle and then realized her stepson had been shot three times, police said.
The boy suffered gunshot wounds to the head, chest, and buttocks. The woman rushed the child to the Einstein Medical Center. The child was then transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital and is currently in extremely critical condition.
No arrests have been made and police have not yet released information on any suspects. On Sunday, the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 offered a $5,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest.
"Somebody has information that can lead to an arrest in this reckless shooting and we're asking those individuals to come forward with information to help close this case," FOP President John McNesby said.