Police said the 11-year-old boy, who was shot in the Olney section of the city, was hit by a stray gunfire while walking down A Street, shortly before 10 p.m.
As a result of the shooting, the boy suffered graze wounds to the back of his head and his shoulder. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center and then to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and is in stable condition. No arrests have been made.
Six people were also hospitalized after an unrelated shooting at the Clayborn and Lewis playground in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.
The victims, who range from ages 17 through 59 and include a pregnant woman, are all in stable condition at multiple hospitals according to police, who did not immediately offer information on what started the shooting, or who was being pursued as a suspect.
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said these acts of lawlessness have no place in our communities and will hold accountable those individuals who seek to cause harm to our city.
Philadelphia police data shows as of Friday, at least 98 people under the age of 18, at a rate of three per week, have been shot in the city since the start of the year.