Crime Fighters: Killings of 3 young men in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia still unsolved

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The mother of a young man killed in a triple homicide in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood earlier this year is hoping you can help provide some answers.

On the night of March 5th, Konyae’ Rice was supposed to be at a babysitting job.

“My son was supposed to babysit his little cousins, my sister’s children, because he usually does it so she can go to work. But that night she canceled, her shift was canceled,” his mother, Magdalena Rice, said.

So Rice, 18, was dating two friends, 18-year-old Lamir Naseem Timms and 20-year-old Ahmed Graham.

At 11:37 p.m., police were called to report a shooting at the intersection of 69th Avenue and Cedar Park Avenue.

Rice’s mom said she knew something was wrong when her other son shared with her that a group message they were all on went silent.

“Everybody stopped texting, all three at the same time, which isn’t normal,” Rice said.

When police arrived, they found Timms and Graham shot dead in a white Kia Sportage.

Rice was found shot dead on the road nearby. All were pronounced dead at the scene.

Rice’s mother believes the driver of the car may have been the target.

“It was his neighborhood, it was his block that he lived on,” Rice said. “It was, you know, his car they were driving around in.”

The city of Philadelphia is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. All you have to do is call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS. All calls remain anonymous.

“We don’t need to know why because there’s no good reason for it, like it’s pointless,” Rice said. “So there’s no why, I just want to know who.”

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