BURLINGTON CITY (WTXF) - In the aftermath of the first murder Burlington City has seen in several years…
Sunday morning, police vigilantly patrolling the 100 block of East Federal Street in the New Yorkshire neighborhood, still on the hunt for the gunman who shot and killed a 24 year old man.
Louis Hollinshed's daughter was playing outside with a 5 year old friend when bullets shattered their youthful innocence a quarter to 7 Saturday evening. The girls ran inside -- the 5 year old playmate hurt herself in her hurry to flee but was not shot, as initial reports suggested.
"She was crying a hurt cry."
Burlington City Police say this man, 26 year old Samuel James of Burlington Township, fired up to ten shots in broad daylight before dropping his weapon and running away. The victim 24 year old Byron Turner was struck in the head and killed. James has been charged with murder but despite an extensive search on the ground, by midday Sunday he is not in custody.
Chief Alan Snow said, "We are working vigilantly on this. Leaving no stones unturned. We will find this person."
Family members did not want to speak to FOX 29 on camera. They tell us the 24 year old man and 5 year old girl were cousins. Both part of a large family who take up several houses on this block. Police chaplains going door to door providing comfort."
"We're sticking together and overcoming this."
"They don't even want to come outside. I told her go outside in the backyard she said no daddy a bullet could come back here."
"They don't see stuff like that. They see stuff like that on TV."