3-year-old struck in head with trash can

May 31, 2011 3:36:45 AM PDT
A 3-year-old child is in critical condition after being struck in the head with a small metal trash can.

The incident happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. along the 5800 block of Ellsworth Street in West Philadelphia.

Police were called to a house for the report of an injured child.

Medics responded and rushed the boy to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Police took a 17-year-old male into custody at the scene; he is undergoing a mental evaluation.