PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 15-year-old girl is in the hospital after being shot in a minivan that was sprayed with bullets on Thanksgiving night in South Philadelphia. Police say at least 40 bullets were fired at the car in which all the women were in.
The shooting took place at 1,100 blocks of Cater Street in South Philadelphia. It is located near Magic Gardens, a popular tourist destination.
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The teen was taken to the hospital and is expected to be fine. Police also say a child under the age of 10 was in the car at the time of the shooting.
The car full of people was targeted on Thanksgiving. Police say a 15-year-old girl indoors was shot in the shoulder shortly after 5 p.m. at 1100 Cator Street.
“We know that when this 15-year-old was shot, she was sitting in the front passenger seat of a mini SUV that was pulling out of a parking lot,” the Philadelphia Police Chief said. Scott Small said.
Investigators say they believe two shooters fired about 40 rounds from a close angle.
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“The vehicle in which this 15-year-old victim was was hit at least 15 times with gunshots across the windshield and front of the vehicle as well as the passenger side,” Small said.
Police also say a girl under the age of 10 was in the car with two other women while bullets were flying.
“The other three females are very lucky that 40 shots were fired and at least 15, 15 of those shots hit that car,” Small said.
Police say the shooters have launched and that the police are using nearby surveillance cameras to track them down.
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