Officials: Brothers shot in West Philly struck by pellets, not gunfire

- Officials say the 12- and 15-year-old brothers shot Tuesday evening in West Philadelphia appear to have been struck by pellets, as opposed to gunfire.

The shooting took place around 8 p.m. on the 6000 block of Ludlow Street.

"I can't understand how this happened because Rashawn and Zamir—they are good children. They are good children and this shouldn't have happened to them."

Grandmother Teresa Holloway could hardly get the words out, but told FOX 29 she had to speak out after seeing 12-year-old Rashawn Powell and his 15-year-old brother Zamir in hospital beds shot.

"They were just coming from their girlfriend's house. The little girls that they play with and they just gunned my babies down."

They were just 4 or 5 doors away walking to their grandmother's house when police say what appeared to be 3 young people—dressed in all black and wearing masks—fired on the brothers with some kind if pellet gun. 

Zamir was shot twice in the chest and in the hand. Rashawn was shot in the neck.

So far, no arrests have been made.


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