A shooter adopted two folks earlier than fatally firing at a 17-year-old woman who was strolling alongside a Philadelphia avenue with a good friend and canine, video launched this week by police reveals.
Teryn Johnson was fatally shot in northeast Philadelphia shortly earlier than 9 pm. Sunday, police mentioned.
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Police Division launched safety video of the taking pictures and the minutes main as much as it.
The video reveals a dark-colored Dodge Challenger parked in a visitors lane with its hazard lights on whereas Johnson and one other particular person go with a canine.
The automobile turns a nook and parks for two minutes till Johnson and the good friend stroll by, the video reveals.
After they do, an individual is seen within the video operating throughout the road. The particular person crouches, hides behind a van and appears round, the video reveals.
Video taken from one other angle seems to indicate the particular person gesture to the Challenger, which pulls up alongside. The particular person will get into the passenger facet, and the automobile drives a brief distance earlier than the automobile involves a cease, video reveals.
An individual will get out of the passenger facet, opens hearth and runs again to the automobile, the video seems to indicate.
Police mentioned the shooter fired six occasions, hanging Johnson twice, NBC Philadelphia reported. She tried to run, however collapsed.
The opposite particular person she was with was not bodily injured, police informed the station.
Johnson was taken to Temple College Hospital, the place she died, police mentioned.
Police Inspector D F Tempo mentioned the sufferer and shooter didn’t seem to know one another, the station reported. A motive was not identified.
Of the greater than 1,700 victims of gun violence this yr, 164 — or 10% — have been youthful than 18, in response to information from the Workplace of the Controller.
As of Thursday, there have been 387 homicides within the metropolis, up 3% from 376 this time final yr, Police Division information reveals.