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August 12, 2016

$10,000 reward offered in separate shootings of 6-year-old kids in Philadelphia

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The Philadelphia Police Department is offering rewards for information about separate shootings that injured a pair of children this week.

A $10,000 reward is available for information that leads to the arrests of the gunmen who shot 6-year-old kids on Tuesday and Thursday.

In the first incident, 6-year-old Anila Garrick was struck once in the shoulder by a stray bullet Tuesday night on the 2000 block of West Chelten Avenue in West Oak Lane, 6ABC reports.

She was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center, then transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children where she is in critical but stable condition.

Police believe more than 20 shots were fired during that incident.

The most recent shooting occurred Thursday around 11:30 p.m. on the 5500 block of West Clarkson Street in East Germantown.

According to CBS3, a 6-year-old boy and three men were shot with assault-style weapons.

The boy was struck twice in his chest and arm. He also received care at Albert Einstein Medical Center and was transferred to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The boy is currently in critical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (215) 686-8477.