July 6, 2020 | 2:58pm | Updated July 6, 2020 | 3:40pm
A 6-year-old boy was shot to death on Kendrick Street in northeast Philadelphia.
A 6-year-old boy was fatally shot in Philadelphia over the Fourth of July weekend, according to new reports.
The shooting happened around 1 p.m. Sunday on Kendrick Street in the Upper Holmesburg neighborhood in the northeast section of the city — one of five fatal shootings in about five hours that day, police told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
A relative rushed the boy to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about a half-hour after he was shot, according to the report.
It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the violence or whether any suspects had been identified.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told WCAU other children and an adult were inside the home at the time.
“We are still trying to piece together exactly what happened, interviewing witnesses,” Outlaw said.
The boy wasn’t the only child killed by gunfire across the US over the holiday weekend.
An 8-year-old Atlanta girl was fatally shot on the Fourth of July near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was gunned down by a cop.
A 6-year-old boy was reportedly killed and another person was wounded in a shooting in San Francisco on Saturday night.
And 7-year-old Natalia Wallace was killed outside a July 4th party at her grandmother’s Chicago home.