Man charged in shooting that wounded woman, 1-year-old girl

October 31, 2021 GMT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been charged in a Philadelphia shooting last week that left a woman and her 1-year-old daughter wounded.

The woman’s boyfriend told officers sent to the southwest Philadelphia home shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday that he had left the house for about ten minutes and returned to find the 33-year-old woman unresponsive in a bedroom, police said.

She was taken to Presbyterian Hospital with two bullet wounds to her back and was listed in critical condition, police said. Her 1-year-old daughter was shot in the stomach and listed in stable condition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Police said 34-year-old Desmond Bruson of Philadelphia was charged Friday with aggravated assault, child endangerment, false reports, tampering and related offenses. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the defendant had an attorney; a listed number for him couldn’t be found Sunday.