Diniar Camp shooting: Family want answers after man killed while attending friend’s funeral in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — These were devastating days for Kathi Camp.

Her 26-year-old son, Diniar Camp, was shot dead at 19th and Berks Streets just before 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Friends and family gathered for a vigil and balloon launch Tuesday night.

“Stop the violence!” said the mother. “I think they targeted my baby. They targeted him and that’s not fair because he would have loved you. He would have given you his heart and removed his shirt for you.”

Diniar’s family said he moved to Las Vegas to escape the violence in Philadelphia and the only reason he was in town was to go to his friend’s funeral. That friend was 26-year-old Joelill Foy, founding member of the singing group Brotherly Love, who was gunned down outside his home in July.

“He left to continue his music career. He only came here to bury his friend and now he’s walking with a toenail,” said the victim’s aunt, Geraldine Camp. “I wish he had never come here.”

“What happened to him is really sad,” added his wife Arryanna Camp. “I just can’t even imagine that happening to anyone, but for it to happen to me I’m only 22, he was only 26.”

Camp’s family described him as someone who rips your shirt off and helps others solve problems.

“My son was not a street person. He was loved by so many people,” his mother said. “He was interested in music and dedicated his life to helping people, talking to people and making them smile.”

As Philadelphia police continue to search for the suspect, the family wants to know why the shooter pulled the trigger.

“He left to pursue his singing career. You know he got married. He wants children. They took all of that away from us,” said Geraldine Camp. “You hit my family hard when you did that.”

The Philadelphia Police Department has not provided any updated information on the investigation.

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