10-year-old boy shot in head while walking home from school in Philadelphia, police say

PHILADELPHIA -- A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being shot in the head while walking home from school in Philadelphia, according to police.

The shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. at Margaret Street near Torresdale Avenue in the city's Frankford section.

Police confirm a 10-year-old boy was shot in the back of the head.

"Another child has been hit with gunfire at the hands of a coward," said Deputy Commissioner Joe Sullivan with the Philadelphia Police Department.



EMBED More News Videos

Chopper 6 is over the scene of a shooting that left a child injured on November 6, 2019.



The boy was rushed to the hospital. He's listed in critical but stable condition at this time.

Sullivan said the gunfire came from the backseat of a red or maroon Pontiac G6.

EMBED More News Videos

Philadelphia police provide update after child shot in head on November 6, 2019.



No arrests have been made.

The shooting comes less than a month after two shootings that left a 2-year-old girl dead and an 11-month-old toddler fighting for his life.
Copyright © 2019 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.