Boy, 10, critical after being shot in head in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in northeast Philadelphia.

Police say the gunfire came from a car just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday about two blocks from a middle school in the Frankford neighborhood.

Police say the boy was hit in the back of the head and taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in critical condition.

Deputy commissioner Joseph Sullivan called it "unacceptable" and says he hopes the community will come forward with information to solve the case.

A few weeks ago, a gunman firing into a north Philadelphia home killed a 2-year-old girl a day after an 11-month-old boy was critically wounded when shots in another part of the city hit a car.

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