Philadelphia -- A 10-month-old baby has been injured in Pennsylvania after an argument at a wedding reception led to gunfire.

The infant is now in stable condition, according to reports.

The altercation took place at a wedding celebration outside a home in Philadelphia's Kensington section at around 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

"One of the individuals part of that altercation pulled out a handgun and fired approximately four shots," Lt. Robert Brockenbrough with the Philadelphia Police Department said, as per 6abc Action News.

One of the bullets struck the baby in its hand. The victim, identified as Jaelianis, was being held in her mother's arm. Keylianis Issac, the infant's mom, did not sustain injuries from the shooting.

Jaelianis was taken to the hospital after the incident. She was later reported to be in stable condition.

The suspect "was part of the gathering, so it is known to the family," Brockenbrough explained, noting that there is an ongoing investigation into the incident.

"There's been a lot of gun violence in Philadelphia, so you just have to be careful," he added. "This started as a friendly gathering and escalated to this."

The baby's mother spoke to CBS3 after Jaelianis was taken to the hospital. "She [the baby] was just crying, like, she was just crying and I just happened to look and I seen all this blood on my shirt," Issac told the outlet. "It's really bad."

Issac said it was her mother who was the bride at the wedding reception. She said she confronted her mom about her new stepfather acting inappropriately, after which the bride confronted her new husband. An argument then ensued, and it led to a fight.

"She went down to him and confronted him about it and that's when he just went crazy," Issac recalled.

"During that verbal argument things escalated and one of the individuals retrieves a handgun and started firing at several individuals here," Brockenbrough reportedly said.

"It happened so fast, I didn't think he would do it, you know," Issac added.

Issac believes the story would have had a much more tragic ending if she hadn't run for their lives.

"I just want justice for my baby girl," Issac said further. "Like I need them to find him because I feel as though if they don't, something else will happen."

The shooter disappeared from the scene after the baby was shot. He was not immediately arrested following the incident.

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