Man and 5-year-old son shot in Northeast Philadelphia

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Man and 5-year-old son shot in Northeast Philadelphia
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A man and his small child were shot on Saturday night in Northeast Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A man and his small child were shot on Saturday night in Northeast Philadelphia.

It happened just before 9 p.m. on the 12000 block of Verda Drive.

Philadelphia police say a 38-year-old man was shot twice in his left hip, while his 5-year-old son was shot once in the right elbow.

Both victims were taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and placed in stable condition.

The 5-year-old was being transported to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for further treatment.

The two were shot as they were walking into their home. Police believe this was a targeted attack.

No weapon has been recovered and no arrests have been made.

A glass door of one home was shattered, while a neighboring home had a bullet hole in a window.

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