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Police get no tips on toddler's shooting

July 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, July 12 (UPI) -- Philadelphia police say no one appears willing to provide information on a street shooting that left a 2-year-old girl with a bullet in her stomach.

At least four people were injured when a burst of gunfire hit an impromptu block party in the Logan district of North Philadelphia June 16, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. Three victims were adults with minor wounds, but the little girl spent two weeks in St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

The city has offered a $10,000 reward for information on the shooter. Officials say there is a guarantee of anonymity.

"It's a disgrace. This is shameful," Richard Negrin, the city's managing director, told the News. "We're not asking someone to stick their neck out. This is about giving us a name so we can get an investigation started, so that we can try to do good police work around a tip, and we don't have one."

A neighbor who would identify himself only as Will told the newspaper that people might not have much information to give.

"There were people in the street, on the sidewalks, on porches," he said. "It's hard to identify. You can't even tell where it's coming from."

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