Car could lead to gunman who shot 10-year-old boy

FRANKFORD — An uncle is charged in connection with last week’s shooting of a 10-year-old boy, but authorities want to catch whoever actually pulled the trigger.

Philadelphia police and the District Attorney’s Office say the boy and uncle were walking near the 2000 block of Margaret Street in Frankford at about 3:13pm on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

That’s when, police say,

“unknown person(s) fired multiple shots from a red Pontiac G6 in the direction of the victim, striking him once in the back of the head.”

The boy is listed in critical-but-stable condition.

The person or people in the car were last seen escaping southbound on Margaret Street.

Surveillance video was able to catch that red Pontiac and authorities are hoping someone recognizes it, and whoever was inside.

WANTED: Gunman’s red Pontiac G6, from Philadelphia Police Department
WANTED: Gunman's red Pontiac G6, from Philadelphia Police

Police say the motive for the shooting is not known at this time.

The D.A.’s Office reports it charged Ernest Richardson, 22, because he

“returned fire” after “they were fired upon and the child was wounded.”

Richardson is charged with recklessly endangering another person, three violations of the Uniform Firearms Act (previous conviction, no license to carry, in public in Philadelphia) and possession of an instrument of crime.

Police ask that if you have any information that could identify the person or people in the car, do not approach. Instead, call 911 or their tip line immediately. You can also email, text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847, or click here to submit a tip electronically. They say all tips will remain anonymous.

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