A gunman followed two people before fatally firing at a 17-year-old girl walking down a Philadelphia street with a friend and dog, video released this week by police shows.
Teryn Johnson was shot dead shortly before 9 p.m. in northeast Philadelphia. Sunday, police said.
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Police Department released a security video of the shooting and the minutes before that.
The video shows a dark-colored Dodge Challenger parked in a lane with its hazard lights on as Johnson and another person pass with a dog.
The car turns a corner and parks for 2 minutes until Johnson and the friend walk by, the video shows.
After they do that, a person can be seen in the video running down the street. The person squats, hides behind a van and looks around, the video shows.
Video taken from a different angle appears to show the person’s gesture towards the challenger, who stops alongside. The person gets into the passenger side and the vehicle drives a short distance before the car comes to a stop, video footage.
A person gets out of the passenger side, opens fire and rushes back to the car, the video shows.
Police say the gunman fired six times and hit Johnson twice. NBC Philadelphia reported. She tried to run away, but collapsed.
The other person she was with was not physically injured, police told the station.
Johnson was taken to Temple University Hospital, where she died, police said.
Police Inspector DF Pace said the victim and the gunman did not appear to know each other. reported the station. A motive was unknown.
Of the more than 1,700 victims of gun violence this year, 164 — or 10% — were under the age of 18, according to data from the Office of the Controller.
On Thursday, there were 387 homicides in the city, a 3% increase from 376 last year, police data shows.