By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are asking for the public’s help in connection with the weekend murder of a 22-year-old college student, an innocent victim struck by a stray bullet.

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Homicide unit captain James Clark says victim Zykia Sanders, who was expecting to graduate next June from the University of Phoenix, attended a party with friends on Friday night at an apartment complex near the 4400 block of Holden Street, just north of Market, in West Philadelphia.

“As the party was letting out a little after 2am, she was outside with a group of her friends and other partygoers when several unknown individuals that were in a four-door sedan vehicle fired several rounds into the group,” Clark says.  “Zykia started to run away when she heard these gunshots.  She was shot once in the back.”

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Clark says Sanders, whom police have determined was not the target, died a short time later (see previous story).

Police don’t yet know who was the target or the motive, but they say there were two shooters and a driver in the car.

Police are urging anyone with information to call the homicide unit at 215-686-3334 or -3335.

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