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According to ABC13, Philadelphia police are investigating an incident that left a teenage girl and her 5-year-old brother in the hospital.

The siblings were out trick-or-treating when they were caught in the crossfire of two gunmen and wounded. ABC reports, 14-year-old Mikaya and 5-year-old Mael were enjoying the Halloween evening when the shootout began around 6:20 p.m.

Mikaya was grazed and Mael was hit in the leg. Mikaya was treated at a local hospital and released but Mael may need surgery to remove the bullet.

After leaving the hospital, Mikaya told local news that she was only thinking about her brother during the incident.

“I was just focused on getting my little brother. I was just focused on getting him to safety and making sure he was alright,” Mikaya said.

The children’s mother Dominique says she can’t understand how both of her children were shot while they were out having fun.

“It makes no sense to send your children out to trick-or-treat and then you get a phone call that not one but two of your children were shot,” said Dominique.

Brian Carlin, a witness tells local news, “It sounded like fireworks at first and that’s why I looked out the window; that’s when I started seeing the fire coming out of the guns. I was like ‘what the hell is going on?’ It’s Halloween. There are kids out here,” he said.

ABC reports about six shots were fired from two separate guns.

“It appears that at least one of the shooters was standing in very close proximity to where these children were,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Dominique says she is grateful it didn’t end worse.

“I just want to thank God because it could have been a lot worse. I know there’s a lot of mothers that don’t see their children; as hard as this was, I just thank God it was kind of minor as far as them living,” said Dominique.

Investigators are looking for clues to help them identify the shooters.

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12 thoughts on “Teen And Her 5-Year-Old Brother Shot While Trick-Or-Treating

  1. Lady G on said:

    The Democrats have kept our people enslaved in putrid inner city conditions. They give us just enough freebies to buy our votes but not enough to improve our lives. Enough, seriously, enough. Love him or not, Trumps policies have AA unemployment at historic lows. Don’t lie to yourself and say it was Obama’s. That is patently false. We have been willingly enslaved by the Democrats. Your choice on Nov 6. Stay enslaved? #WalkAway and join the thousands who are truly woke

    • Mac Daddy on said:

      WHat is ridiculous is that we buy the latest round of lies and throw our votes to the Democrats, who have no plan to improve our condition

  2. African American Woman on said:

    I live near Philly and work downtown there. This is an everyday occurrence. Those losers have no care or respect for human life but, who cares, at least its not the white man or the cops pulling the trigger, it’s just another day in paradise.

  3. We are in a sad state when even little kids are NOT safe to go out trick or treating on Halloween night.

    WTF is wrong with some of US?????
    Bullets have NO ONES name on them–anyone can be shot–even two innocent children.

    I hope the little 5 yr old fully recovers from his gunshot wound and that his parents consider getting him some help emotionally from this incident.

    I also hope/pray that the scumbags who did the shooting are apprehended quickly-so NO ONE else is a victim of their STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!

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