A 12-year-old Philadelphia boy was fatally shot when he went to answer the front door of his home and a bullet fired through it, authorities said.
Sadeek-Clark Harrison approached the front door when he heard knocking around 3 a.m. Sunday at his Frankford home, news station WPVI reported.
But a single shot was fired through the door, striking him in the head, the outlet reported. He was at home with his grandmother and 10-year-old sister at the time, KYW-TV reported.
Emergency crews attempted life-resuscitating efforts on him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
“That’s my king, my son, my star, my moon, my shine– they took it away from me,” his mother, Lisa Clark, told the news station. “They dimmed the light on me when they took my son away from me.”
Police said the shooter fled from the scene — and they’re calling on the public for help tracking the perpetrator down.
“I hope that in situations like this, that the community feels a sense of urgency to provide us with some information to apprehend or give some investigative help. So if anyone has any information please come forward,” Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Melvin Singleton told the outlet.
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