6-year-old, man freed from carjacked vehicle

Police say a vehicle was taken at gunpoint in Philadelphia and driven off with a 6-year-old boy inside, but he and an adult passenger were released nearby.

A release from city police says four men carjacked the 36-year-old driver shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday in northwest Philadelphia and drove the 2006 Mercedes Benz SUV away with the boy and an adult male passenger.

Police say the passenger and the boy were left a short distance away and walked home safely. No injuries were reported.

Police say the suspects also took an unknown amount of cash, sunglasses and a phone.

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