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This is heartbreaking. A six-month-old child in North Philadelphia was shot while nestled in her mother’s arms. Pop the hood.

The intersection of Diamond and North Randolph Streets was crowded Saturday night with people listening to music and enjoying the warm breeze.

Cecilia Colon and her neighbors were sitting on their front steps, admiring Colon’s great-granddaughter, six-month-old Sandra McCoy, who was cuddled in the arms of her mother, Naisha Jesus.

Around 8 p.m. Jesus, still holding the baby, began walking across the street toward her home. Suddenly, two young men opened fire at each other, police said.

The baby was caught in the cross fire and was hit in the right armpit. She was listed in critical but stable condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Sunday night.

Our prayers are with the baby girl and her family. The two men involved in the shoot-out are being held. This senseless violence has to stop.




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