PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have identified the teen who was shot and killed in the Mayfair section of the city last night.
Around 9:00 p.m. Monday, police say two men approached Ian Wilsey, 14, and his 16-year-old friend in the area of Brous and Devereaux Avenues in Mayfair. One of the suspects fired on the teens, injuring Wilsey. The 14-year-old later died at the hospital.READ MORE: Sheriff's Deputies Dismantle Protest Encampment Outside Of University City Townhomes
Police say Wilsey didn’t live in that particular neighborhood but about a mile and a half away. He was set to turn 15 in December.
Wilsey was a student at Northeast High School and was set to turn 15 next month.
“Our hearts are with the family, friends and entire Northeast High School community during this difficult time,” said the school district in a statement. “The School District’s response team of grief counselors is meeting with students, teachers, administrators and other staff.”READ MORE: Heat Health Emergency In Philadelphia Has Residents Running For Cover From Sun: 'This Heat Is Like, Dangerous'
Wilsey’s family are pleading for the suspect to turn themselves into police.
“All I know is that kids are supposed to bury their parents, the parents are not supposed to bury their kids and it’s a real stunner to us,” said Bob Weissinger, the victim’s step-grandfather. “Please turn yourself in this was a senseless killing of a 14-year-old boy.
No suspects have been arrested at this time.MORE NEWS: Raymond Thompson Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of Woman In West Philadelphia, Police Say She Had Protection Order Against Him
A GoFundMe has been created for helping the victim’s family with funeral expenses.