PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A 16-year-old man has died after Philadelphia police say he was shot more than 10 times when he returned home from work with his twin sister. The shooting happened in the 200 block of East Fariston Drive, which is in the East Oak Lane neighborhood.
The department said officers responded to the shooting around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators completed work on the site around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
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The victim, Ahjaon Jackson, and his twin sister left work at a nearby McDonald’s around noon. 22 and took a Lift home. As they got out of the car, they were greeted by shots.
“Shit and ambulances,” said neighbor Conrad Lowkey, who described the scene. “I knew something had happened, I wasn’t quite sure.”
Police said at least 15 shots were fired. The sister fled into the home, but the victim did not.
“Some young ladies came outside, they started screaming and crying and shouting, and we saw a young man lying in the grass,” Pastor Robert Fuller told CBS3.
The pastor lives just two doors down and described Jackson as a “handsome young man.”
“Every now and then I saw him come and go to work,” he said.
Chief Inspector Scott Small told CBS3 that this does not appear to be a random shooting.
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“Due to the fact that this 16-year-old was hit several times over 10 times in his head, his chest, his back, it seems that he was the intended target because he was hit so many times by shots. , ” he said.
The school district in Philadelphia confirmed to CBS3 that Jackson was a student at Randolph Tech High School.
Authorities said there were no fights or problems at work before the victim returned home. Investigators found a semi-automatic pistol at the scene and are reviewing surveillance videos from nearby homes.
Now the community is in indignation over yet another senseless shooting in the city.
“A 16-year-old boy was killed for what?” Keenan Hudson, a community activist, wondered.
Philadelphia police said they are looking for three armed men.
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CBS3’s Wakisha Bailey contributed to this report.
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