Teen shot, killed during holiday cookout

- A holiday party ended with tragedy. Asir Brown, 16, was shot and killed in Grays Ferry.

It happened at about midnight on the 1800 block of S. 31st Street.

Police said a group of teens was barbecuing in the backyard when witnesses said they heard gunshots.

One of those bullets hit Brown in his back.

Police are not saying whether he was the intended target.

About six small caliber fired cartridge casings were found in the rear driveway. Several bullets hit the home, shattering the glass of the front door.
Police said a dark-colored vehicle last seen heading north may have been the shooter's vehicle.
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