NBC10 is reporting: One girl is in critical condition and the other in stable, according to police. The shooting happened just before 6:00 p.m. on the 2500 block of North Myrtlewood Street.
According to CBS3: Police say the children were innocent bystanders when the shooting occurred in the 2500 block of Myrtlewood Street at about 6 p.m. One girl was reportedly shot in the eye and taken to Temple University Hospital where she is in critical condition.
@KennethMoton of 6ABC was on the scene:
Breaking: Two 13-year-old girls shot during gun battle in N Philly on 2500 Myrtlewood. Both alive, one critical twitter.com/KennethMoton/s…
— Kenneth Moton (@KennethMoton) May 24, 2012
On the scene of a shooting on Cumberland Street in N. Philadelphiayfrog.com/ocvjakdj
— Phillip Lucas (@UnPhiltered) May 24, 2012
Update from philly.com: One of the teenage girls was shot in her eye, she was taken to Temple University Hospital and was listed in critical condition as of 8 p.m. The second victim was wounded in her chest, head and stomach and was listed in stable condition, police said.