PHILADELPHIA - Law enforcement sources believe a Philadelphia teenager was shot and killed by suspected carjackers while he was unloading groceries from his father's car Thursday night in Wissinoming.
Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to the 6200 block of Mulberry Street around 9 p.m. for reports of a shooting.
Police said a 15-year-old boy, later identified as Sean Toomey, was struck once in the head by gunfire. He was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital where he died on Friday afternoon.
Investigators originally said that Toomey was hit by stray gunfire, but law enforcement sources told FOX 29's Kelly Rule that they believe he was shot twice while running from an attempted carjacking.
Sources said Toomey was unloading water from his father's car when two men approached him and tried to steal the car. Toomey was shot twice as he tried to run away, according to sources.
It's believe that the same two suspects tried to carjack a woman as she was parking at an apartment complex across the street, but her doors were locked and they ran away.
In a statement, Our Lady of Calvary School said Sean was "loved by all for his friendly, caring nature and spontaneous smile." Sean's sister told FOX 29 that Sean is an organ donor.
Donations for the Tommey family can be sent to Our Lady of Calvary School via Venmo by using the handle @OLC-HandS and "Sean" in the comment section.
"We're in danger, our kids are in danger, we as taxpayers deserve safe streets," said Annie Marie Muldoon, a close family friend and local business owner. She is selling Stock’s Bakery pound cakes on Apr. 6 at her business, Avenue Chiropractic, on the 6200 block of Frankford Avenue.
A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help the Toomey family pay for costly funeral and memorial expenses. They will lay Sean to rest on Thursday morning at St. Timothy's Church.
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