Philadelphia Police are searching for suspects after two separate shootings in the Grays Ferry neighborhood.
The first incident happened on the 1800 block of South 31st Street just before 11:30 p.m. Monday.
Police say a 6-year-old boy was shot in the foot while playing basketball with friends and family.
According to investigators at the scene the boy’s parents took him to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment.
He is listed in stable condition.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said, “We couldn’t find any ballistic evidence at this time. We don’t have any description of the shooter or shooters. We don’t have a motive for the shooting.”
A short time later, and less than a mile away, on the 1200 block of South 28th Street two men were shot.
A 38-year-old man died at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center from multiple gunshot wounds.
The second victim was shot several times in the legs and was taken to the Hahnemann University Hospital by private vehicle.
The crime scene stretched more than a block with more than two dozen shell casings of different calibers.
Police believe the victims were either ambushed or involved in some type of shootout.
When asked if there was any connection between the two shootings, Philadelphia Police Captain Nicholas Brown said, “The police were not too far away investigating an earlier shooting involving a 6-year-old boy that right now appears to be unrelated. Other than that we have nothing else to say that these incidents are connected.”
No arrests have been made in either case.