Three Children Killed During Philadelphia Carjacking

By: Mike Fossum - July 26, 2014

Three children were killed and three adults were injured in Philadelphia Friday after two men carjacked an SUV and crashed it into a fruit stand. Authorities are offering a $110,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects, who remain at large.

Siblings Thomas Reed, 10, Keiearra Williams, 15, and Terrence Williams, 7, were hit by a white Toyota 4Runner as they were selling fruit outside of their church, located in the Tioga neighborhood of the city. The mother of the deceased, Keisha Williams, 34, was also hit and was critically injured, along with another unnamed woman.

The owner of the SUV, an unnamed 45-year-old woman, was still in the vehicle when its tire blew during a high-speed turn, and was also injured. The suspects ditched the SUV and fled on foot, after wrecking into the fruit stand and a grove of trees.

The father of Thomas Reed commented, “Taking innocent people’s lives. That’s my son, you took him away from me. Turn yourself in, dog. Whoever y’all is, turn yourself in.”

The city of Philadelphia put up an initial $100,000 reward, and the Fraternal Order of Police contributed another $10,000.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey remarked, “We have a tragedy here. We will use all the resources at our disposal to find the people responsible.”

Capt. James Clark of the Philadelphia Police added, “I’ve been in the homicide unit for six years and this is one of the saddest cases that I’ve come across. You have three innocent children who had the rest of their lives in front of them who were taken in this fashion. It is very sad and very tragic.”

The two suspects are described as a Hispanic male and a black male, both wearing white shirts.

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