PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A 2-year-old girl was shot in Philadelphia when a mob of girls rushed a house and gunfire erupted in a dispute stemming from a high school fight, police said.
The toddler was in critical condition while three other people shot in the Tuesday evening incident were in stable condition, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday.
A fight among girls at South Philadelphia High School led to the altercation and the shooting, Police spokesman Lt. Raymond Evers said.
Some of the girls from the high school fight showed up at the South Bucknell Street of another girl, he said.
"The girls were pushing into the house."
Neighbors got involved, and one girl called an unidentified man, Evers said.
A group of men arrived at the house and the fighting escalated when two men pulled out guns and one began firing, he said.
The 2-year-old, shot in the stomach and hip areas and in a hand, was being treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Inquirer reported.