PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are searching for several suspects after a man was gunned down while sitting on his steps last week.
It happened just before 2 p.m. on September 26 at the 600 block of N. 13th Street.
Police say three gunmen fired more than 25 shots, killing a 19-year-old man.
Family members identified the victim as Tahmir Jones.
According to the victim’s mother, Theresa Guyton, police believe it could be a case of mistaken identity.
Guyton says her son just got his GED and is using a program learning construct. She says he has no criminal record.
“You know who these three little children are. You know who you are. Hand them in before you bury them… before you bury your child,” Guyton said in a plea to the suspects’ family members.
The three suspects were last seen fleeing in a dark-colored Nissan Altima.
Police say the vehicle used in the killing of Jones is linked to a September 13 and Oxford shooting where five suspects fired more than 40 shots on September 22.
A bullet grazed an eight-year-old girl in the head and injured a 23-year-old man. Both victims were placed in stable condition after the shooting.
No arrests were made in connection with either incident.
A $20,000 reward is being offered for information about Jones’ murder.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 215-686-TIPS.
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