MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017

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R.I.P. Tymier Fraiser – 14 year old Boy Shot and Killed in Northeast Philly


PORT RICHMOND (WPVI) — Philadelphia police have identified a 14-year-old boy killed in a shooting on Monday night that left another teen injured.

Tymier Fraiser died after being shot around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Orleans Street in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.

Police say Fraiser was shot multiple times.

He was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in critical condition. He died from his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The shooting also left a 16-year-old boy wounded. He was hit in the shoulder and is hospitalized in stable condition.

Shontay McClam says she’ll never forget the haunting image of Frasier bleeding to death on the street just feet away from her window.

McClam’s 12-year-old son witnessed the horrific aftermath too.

“It’s to the point that I cried last night with my kids. And it’s a shame because it’s somebody else’s child,” she said.

Residents say though it’s a tragedy, it’s a common occurrence in this neighborhood.

“I’m not surprised. Shootings are going on everyday around here,” said Morgan Baker.

For parents of young children, like McClam, the same frustration of living among such violence is often accompanied by a palpable fear that next time a tragedy like this will hit closer to home.

“It could’ve been my child. My kids hang out here every day. We can’t sit outside with our kids without somebody getting killed or getting shot at,” she said.

No arrests have been made and there was no word on a motive for the shooting.