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10-month-old baby girl shot dead after argument in Kensington section of Philadelphia – CBS Philly


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 10-month-old girl remains hospitalized at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Kensington on Sunday evening after being shot in the hand. According to the police, an argument occurred this morning after a family celebrated a wedding.

The mother tells CBS3 she was holding her baby when those shots were fired and if she hadn’t run and taken cover, she fears it could have been a much different story.

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The shooter has not been arrested at this time, but the baby’s mother told Eyewitness News that it was her new stepfather who allegedly started shooting early Sunday morning.

“It happened so fast, I didn’t think he would, you know,” said Keylianis Issac, the mother.

Isaac still had her baby’s blood stained on her shirt as she spoke exclusively with CBS3 after rushing her 10-month-old son, Jaelianis, to St Christopher’s Hospital.

The baby’s hand was grazed by a bullet on Sunday morning outside their home on the corner of Ontario and Emerald streets in Kensington.

“She was just crying, like, she was just crying and I just looked and saw all this blood on my shirt,” Issac said. “It’s really bad.”

Outside the house, an empty liquor bottle could be seen on the sidewalk and other bottles on the bar under a tent in the garden.

Issac said his mother got married on Saturday and the reception was held at home.

But around 10.30am on Sunday, Issac said she got into a fight with her new stepfather after he started acting inappropriately. So she told her mother, the new bride, what had happened.

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“She came down to him and confronted him about it and that’s when he went nuts,” Issac said.

“During this verbal argument, things escalated and one of the individuals retrieved a handgun and began shooting several people here,” Philly Police Department Lt. Robert Brockenbrough said.

Surveillance video obtained by CBS3 shows Issac outside with the baby in his arms. Then she starts running and hides behind a car.

According to police, four shots were fired and Jaelianis was hit in the hand. The shooter then fled into the street.

“I just want justice for my little girl,” Issac said. “Like I need them to find it because I feel like if they don’t something else is going to happen.”

Police confirm that the shooter is known to the family.

CBS3 was told the baby was stable and her mother said she needed stitches and a metal plate in her hand.

She should stay in the hospital overnight.

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