Baby struck in head in accidental shooting in Chester home: Police

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on the 400 block of Frank Young Avenue.
CHESTER, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- An 11-month-old girl is expected to survive after an apparent accidental shooting in Chester, Pennsylvania, police say.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on the 400 block of Frank Young Avenue.

The City of Chester Police Department was called to the home for the report of a child shooting victim.

Once at the scene, officers found the home was vacant and learned the victim had been taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center by a private vehicle.

Officers arrived at the hospital and located the child's mother and other family and friends.

Police learned the victim had been shot in the head.

Sources tell Action News, an older child in the home at the time told investigators that a gun fell from a table and went off, striking the baby.

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Police say the 11-month-old was treated at Crozer Center and then transported to Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for further medical treatment.

She is listed in fair condition.

Police say after a preliminary investigation, it appears as if the shooting is going to be ruled accidental, however, the investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Rhaheem Blanden (City of Chester Detective) at 610-447-8420 or,


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