DAD NAMED “PERSON OF INTEREST” IN SHOOTING OF 5-YEAR OLD IN HUNTING PARK

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PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (HUNTING PARK)

Cover Photo Courtesy: 6 ABC Action News

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The father of the 5-year old child, who was shot in the Hunting Park section of the city on Thursday morning, has been named a “person of interest” by police investigators working the case. A report from 6 ABC Action News said the child shot himself in the leg, after finding the weapon in the home.

PHOTO: 6 ABC ACTION NEWS

The bullet went through the child’s leg, barely missing an artery, according to the report. Investigators said the boy was taken to the hospital at around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning. Police were skeptical of the circumstances surrounding the child’s shooting after interviewing the parents, who gave conflicting stories about what happened.

“It’s a matter of who was in the house. Apparently the gun was not there when police got there” said Supervisor of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Homicide and Non-Fatal Shooting Unit, Joanne Pescatore.

Pescatore said the boy’s father, Rafael Ramon, has been named as a person of interest.

“The father has many priors which makes him ineligible to have a firearm. And the firearm was obviously alone in a room with a 5-year old. So maybe not just him but other adults that were present may be facing charges” Pescatore added.

The child was last reported to be in stable condition at St Christopher’s Hospital For Children.

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