WEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) —
Dozens attended a vigil Tuesday night time in West Philadelphia to recollect a younger man shot and killed simply weeks after his seventeenth birthday.
Roughly one hundred individuals gathered within the one hundred block of North Dewey.
They introduced candles, balloons and posted footage of 17-yr-previous Tyhir Berry on a bit of plywood.
“He simply celebrated his seventeenth birthday. No one would have thought it will be Ty on a board with balloons and candles and the information and all, all these individuals out right here,” good friend Latifa Kepper stated.
It was simply after midnight Monday that Berry, an eleventh grader at Strawberry Mansion Excessive, was gunned down as he stood on the nook of sixtieth and Market whereas on his method to go to his sister.
Investigators consider two individuals fired at Berry and that he was focused for some cause.
They later fled in a white SUV.
His mom, who didn’t need to present her face on digital camera, implored these accountable to show themselves in.
“I am very heartbroken and I want whoever did it to return ahead as a result of my son was a very good boy,” Tyhir’s mom stated.
She and others say they do not know who would need to shoot and kill Tyhir.
In the meantime, his brother-in-regulation Poo Harley condemned the vicious cycle of violence on the streets of Philadelphia that by no means appears to finish.
“We killing one another, get t-shirts made, put up footage and on to the subsequent one. Over and time and again. We’re simply wiping one another out, man,” Harley stated.
And but, no sooner did the vigil finish, an 18-yr-previous was shot twice within the neck a pair blocks from the place Berry was killed.
The teenager is in secure at Penn Presbyterian Medical Middle.
It’s unknown presently if the shootings are associated.
Tuesday night time’s vigil ended with a number of dozen balloons launched into the chilly night time sky.
Police have been questioning a number of individuals in reference to the killing, however up to now, no arrests have been made.
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