Po­lice ID 3 kids killed in Philly car­jack­ing crash

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

PHILADEL­PHIA (AP) — Two car­jack­ers who fled af­ter ram­ming a stolen SUV into a fam­ily sell­ing fruit for their church, killing three young sib­lings, were still on the run Satur­day as the re­ward for their cap­ture topped $100,000.

The chil­dren’s 34-year-old mother, Keisha Wil­liams, re­mained in crit­i­cal con­di­tion at Tem­ple Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal. Her slain chil­dren were iden­ti­fied as 15-year-old Keiearra Wil­liams, 10-year-old Thomas Reed and 7-yearold Ter­rence Moore.

The two sus­pects fled on foot af­ter crash­ing the stolen car Fri­day morn­ing at a North Philadel­phia in­ter­sec­tion. They had first car­jacked a real es­tate agent at gun­point and later forced her into the back seat of her SUV, au­thor­i­ties said.

The 45-year-old agent was also hos­pi­tal­ized after­ward, as was a 65-year-old woman help­ing the fam­ily with the fruit stand. Their names weren’t be­ing re­leased, and their con­di­tions weren’t im­me­di­ately avail­able Satur­day.

“All they said was my grandma got hit, and there were bod­ies ev­ery­where,” Sak­ina Brown, grand­daugh­ter of the 65-year-old vic­tim, told The Philadel­phia Inquirer. “My heart was about to jump out of my chest.”

She said her grand­mother had seen the ve­hi­cle com­ing and tried un­suc­cess­fully to get out of the away. She suf­fered a bro­ken an­kle and bruised ster­num when she was struck. The group held the fundraiser ev­ery week to raise money for a church ef­fort to turn the cor­ner lot into a play­ground, Brown said.

AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File

File - This July 17, 2014, file photo shows peo­ple walk­ing amongst burn­ing de­bris at the crash site of Malaysia Air­lines Flight 17 near the vil­lage of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine said the pas­sen­ger plane was shot down as it flew over the coun­try, killing all 298 peo­ple on board. A se­ries of unanswered ques­tions about the down­ing the flight shows the lim­its of U.S. in­tel­li­gence-gath­er­ing even when it is in­tensely fo­cused, as it has been in Ukraine since Rus­sia seized Crimea in March.

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