PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police believe a 15-year-old boy fatally struck by gunfire in Grays Ferry was a case of “mistaken identity.” Darius Winters was shot multiple times on the 1700 block of South Hollywood Street just before 8 p.m. Monday.
Philadelphia Police Capt. Jason Smith says they believe the teen was mistakenly targeted.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Students Set To Return To Classroom Monday For First Time In Nearly A Year
“We believe this is a case of mistaken identity at this point in time. We think he’s going to be an innocent victim that was targeted incorrectly,” Smith said.
Police say Darius was sitting outside with a group of teenagers when a car drove up and a gunman opened fire.
Darius was struck multiple times and died at the hospital.READ MORE: Philly Police Identify Suspect, Edward Prince, Wanted In Fatal Hit-And-Run That Dragged 60-Year-Old Feet Nearly 300 Feet
The other teenagers were not hit by gunfire.
No arrests have been made.
Darius was one of seven victims shot and killed during a deadly 24 hours in Philadelphia.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating ATM Robbery At Northeast Philadelphia Convenience Store
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