15-Year-Old Killed in Philadelphia By Stray Bullets

A 15-year-old in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was tragically killed by stray bullets while retrieving a case of water from his father’s car last week.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Sean Toomey, a 15-year-old Philadelphia resident who was retrieving a case of water bottles from his dad’s car was caught in the crossfire of stray bullets from an attempted carjacking Thursday.
  • Two suspects were allegedly pulling on a car door while a woman was driving into her apartment complex when the gunfire began.
  • Toomey was struck twice, once in the head and once in the side before being taken to the hospital and succumbing to his injuries Friday afternoon.
FATHER OF SEAN TOOMEY ON HIS SON’S DEATH:

“It’s not something I want anyone, anyone to experience. I was just in the hospital. The doctor said he’s brain dead. Every time I turned away from him and saw him again I’d break down, over and over. He’s only 15! You know, the kid is in the house most of the time playing with his computer and his phone. He went out to get some water.”

BACKGROUND:
  • Toomey’s death comes as the city continues to deal with a surge in violent crime, with last year reaching the largest number of homicides ever recorded.
  • According to The Blaze, the suspects fled the scene immediately after the shooting and police have yet to make an arrests.