South Philadelphia community rallies against violence

    As a two-year-old underwent surgery to repair the damage from three bullet wounds, residents in South Philadelphia gathered outside of the 17th Police District Station Friday to hold a rally against violence.

    Philly.com reports everyone from politicians to neighborhood activists gathered at the police station, calling on community members to help police bring an end to a wave of shootings in the district.

    Earlier this week, a two-year-old girl was shot during an incident on South Bucknell Street.

    Philly.com says the two-year-old was one of 13 people wounded by gunfire over the course of six days.

    Despite the violent week of crime, Philadelphia Police Capt. Anthony Washington tells Philly.com violence is down nearly 40 percent in the last two years in the 17th district.

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