Toddler Shot During Argument Between Tow Truck Drivers in Port Richmond

A tow truck driver shot a three-year-old child during an argument with another truck driver early on Feb. 6 morning in Philadelphia, police said.

According to the police, two truck drivers got into an argument at 12:15 a.m. local time that escalated into a fight in the Jiffy Lube parking lot in the Port Richmond neighborhood.

One of the drivers went back to his truck for a handgun and opened fire at the other driver’s vehicle, shooting the toddler in the leg.

“Inside the truck was a three-year-old child. Three bullets went through the door. The child was struck in the right leg,” Philadelphia Police Department Captain John Walker told NBC Philadelphia.

The toddler was taken to a hospital where he was in stable condition.

The shooter fled the scene in what investigators said was a black, unmarked truck with tinted windows and a tow hitch underneath.

It is unclear what the drivers were arguing about.

Investigators are looking for surveillance footage that may have caught the fight and shooting.

According to a tally by the city’s controller office, 15 children under the age of 18 have been shot so far in Philadelphia in 2022.


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