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Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

Carjacking Suspects Hit Crowd, Kill 3 Young Siblings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

The children's 34-year-old mother, Keisha Williams, remained in critical condition at Temple University Hospital. Her slain children were identified as 15-year-old Keiearra Williams, 10-year-old Thomas Reed and 7-year-old Terrence Moore.

The two suspects fled on foot after crashing the stolen car Friday morning at a North Philadelphia intersection. They had first carjacked a real estate agent at gunpoint and later forced her into the back seat of her SUV, authorities said.

The 45-year-old agent was also hospitalized afterward, as was a 65-year-old woman helping the family with the fruit stand. Their names weren't being released, and their conditions weren't immediately available Saturday.

"All they said was my grandma got hit, and there were bodies everywhere," Sakina Brown, granddaughter of the 65-year-old victim, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "My heart was about to jump out of my chest."

She said her grandmother had seen the vehicle coming and tried unsuccessfully to get out of the away. She suffered a broken ankle and bruised sternum when she was struck. The group held the fundraiser every week to raise money for a church effort to turn the corner lot into a playground, Brown said.

Eyewitnesses who rushed to help the injured described a gruesome scene. One woman rushed to the boys, finding one with only a light pulse and the other with none.

The 10-year-old died at the scene. The other two were pronounced dead at hospitals.

"Three innocent children had their lives taken," Philadelphia Homicide Capt. James Clark said of the siblings.

The reward for the suspects' arrest has reached $110,000, thanks to contributions from the city and the Fraternal Order of Police. Police have also asked nearby businesses for surveillance videos, and were getting tips from the public.

"There are no words to describe how I feel right now," said police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, "but we do need to find these two guys."

Police believe the suspects may have blown a tire as they turned a corner at high speed. The car ended up in a wooded area, its front end smashed against a stand of trees, about a mile from the carjacking scene.

Employees at Education Works, an educational nonprofit across the street from the wreck, ran to try to help the victims.

"I'm certified in first aid and CPR - my first instinct was to go to them," said camp director Karen Payne, the woman who checked the boys' pulses. "But I couldn't help."

Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison described the mayor as heartbroken.

"The prayers of the city go out to this family," he said.

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buddwhyzr July 26 2014 at 12:36 AM

Perfect scenario to begin rapid death penalty exception. If they find these pricks with fingerprints or video, don't let it be 10 or 15 years of appeals. SEND A MESSAGE

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TommyD July 26 2014 at 1:00 AM

Why no descriptions? I'm sure I know why. Don't the police want help in catching these child killers? Put out a description then. Maybe someone saw them fleeing soon after the incident. God Bless this poor family.

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Randy July 26 2014 at 12:11 AM

Liberals are entirely responsible for these serious crimes. If not for their criminal coddling and law hating, the good and decent people would be allowed to DEFEND themselves. Self-defense, they forget/ignore, is a GOD-GIVEN RIGHT and not one that they think they can legislate. Such FACTS are ignored and we the people suffer even unto DEATH. This pleases liberals greatly and it brings them smug satisfaction (indicating a seriously sociopathic disorder; hence the term "loony liberal"). This is demonstrated by the fact that they are utterly unrepentant for their fixation on bringing the free gift of death and destruction to Americans.

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ram4131 July 26 2014 at 12:51 AM

Why do these assh*les never hit crack addicts or escaped convicts? It's always kids or honor roll students. I hope they are caught and hanged. The ACLU will think nothing of the victims.

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bluebyrdbath July 26 2014 at 12:34 AM

It sounds like Philadelphia is on the way to becoming another Detroit. I wonder why? Does anybody have any ideas what the common denominator could be? It certainly is a puzzle.

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trueduckfan101 July 26 2014 at 1:07 AM

How come they havnt told us what the hijackers looked like? Could it be they look similar to brown illegal aliens and don't want people outraged!!!!

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cobhire913 July 26 2014 at 12:22 AM

My thoughts and prayers for the families. As for the carjackers hang the bastards................

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Rachelle July 26 2014 at 12:46 AM

Anyone who needs to prey on people and harm them please do us all a faver. Shoot yourself in the ******* head first.

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justiceforpatperjury Rachelle July 26 2014 at 8:10 AM

Please remember corrupt law enforcement that prey on people should shoot them self in the head also as they make victims do.
Read this JCS and think about it

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ttruckr23 justiceforpatperjury July 26 2014 at 6:47 PM

Were you born that friggin ignorant or did ya have to take lessons at it?

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electroresearch justiceforpatperjury July 27 2014 at 12:29 AM

Stop taking the "Stupid Pills!" It's readily apparent that you've overdosed!

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dysonse July 26 2014 at 12:37 AM

I don't understand people today. Really, how do you kill inocent children. We are pathetic humans at this point. Please people find Jesus.

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carolann113 July 26 2014 at 12:13 AM

There are no words nor reasoning, only sorrow.

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dellt7400 carolann113 July 26 2014 at 9:49 AM

When you kill innocents the penalty should be swift and merciless. Disgusting!
A bunch of clowns ruined countless lives.
Off with their heads.

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