Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Friday, September 14, 2012

16-year old Philly boy shot and killed in city park/playground

16-year old Darius Person was sitting on a park bench when one or two people came up and shot him point-blank in the chest with a .22 caliber handgun.  Darius died from his wound.

Around the bench was a park and playground crowded with people, including children at play.  One witness may even have been on the bench with him.

Witnesses have been interviewed.  Suspects have not yet been caught.  The motive is currently not known.

From an article:

Cops said about six people were at the park when the shots rang out. Two witnesses were taken to speak with officials in the Homicide Unit. 
"This was an active playground" said Chief Inspector Scott Small. "There were kids here playing on the playground when the shooting occured." 
One of the witnesses may have been sitting with the victim on the bench at the time of the shooting, police said, adding that a private surveillance camera at a nearby business may have recorded the incident. 
The shooter's motive was unclear Thursday night, and two suspects were seen running east through the playground toward St. Luke Street immediately after the shooting, police said. 
Officials were working to form a detailed description of the shooters Thursday night. 
The victim's relatives sat on park benches while police combed the scene for evidence around 11:30 p.m. Their moans were nearly drowned out by the sound of traffic rumbling along the nearby Roosevelt Expressway overpass.


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