‘Inside How A Teenager Shot Philly Recreation Employees In Philadelphia’ After allegedly shooting a recreation worker during a shootout in Philadelphia on a Friday afternoon, a teenage kid is now being tried in adult court.
Inside How A Teenager Shot Philly Recreation Employees In Philadelphia- Details
Fox 29 reports that the incident happened at the Mill Creek Recreation Center as Tiffany Fletcher, 40, was in the process of welcoming children to the park after school. Gunshots erupted between two groups of people and Fletcher was stuck in the crossfire.
After hearing reports of gunfire, police went to the 4700 block of Brown Street. The 14-year-old was trying to flee the scene when they caught up with him, according to Commissioner Danielle Outlaw. He was held and taken into custody.
Officials say a loaded 9mm ghost gun was located in a garbage can nearby.
Fletcher, who had gunshot wounds to the left and right sides of her body when she was discovered laying on the ground, was transported to the Presbyterian Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
“My aunt was a wonderful mother. She was a wonderful aunt, sister, daughter,” the victim’s niece, Jane Washington, said, according to NBC 4. “Tiffany Fletcher was a good woman to everybody She was a friend. She was an advocate and she worked hard to serve her own community, which we grew up in.”
Police added that the investigation is ongoing. No other arrests have yet been made.
“Yet again, we are talking about kids,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said. “Kids shooting guns at a playground with tragic results.”