At 11:59 p.m. Sunday, a single bullet struck Asir Brown in the back as he and acquaintances were attending a holiday barbecue on the 1800 block of South 31st Street, the Philadelphia Police Department said. Personnel at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pronounced him dead at 12:37 a.m..
Authorities learned from the occasion’s attendees that a car passed through their block and unleashed a half-dozen shots, with published reports noting that the 16-year-old was not likely the intended target. Police arrived at the scene and found Brown in the rear of a block property, parting with him after performing CPR. They located six small-caliber cartridge casings in the rear of the driveway, adding that a dark-colored vehicle heading north from the scene could have inflicted the damage.
Call South Detectives at 215–686–3013, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms.