Sean Toomey Obituary: Philadelphia Teen Dies after being shot in head
15-year-old Sean Toomey who was shot Thursday night in Philadelphia has died from his injuries, police said Monday.
On the 6200 block of Mulberry Street in the city’s Wissinoming area, Sean Toomey was shot around 9:12 p.m. Thursday. The boy died of his injuries on Friday afternoon, according to police.
At the time of the incident, police said Toomey was obtaining water from the automobile.
Officials said two male suspects were pulling on a woman’s car door as she pulled into her apartment complex across the street at the same time.
The woman contacted her boyfriend for assistance, and by the time he arrived outside, the two suspects had fled, police say, but bullets were fired. The boyfriend has been ruled out by the police.
“I heard the two pops and I thought it was firecrackers,” said Sean’s father, John, during an interview. “But it only takes a second to grab some water and get in the house and he wasn’t coming back in. So I got curious, I put my sweatshirt on, and I went outside and I saw him lying on my neighbor’s lawn.”
Toomey found out his own son had been shot twice, once in the head and once in the side, at that point.
Police are currently unsure if the teen was caught in the crossfire or if he was intentionally targeted.
“You can’t describe it. It’s not something I want anyone to experience,” John Toomey said.
Sean, according to the Toomeys, was a sports fan who stayed to himself and loved the Eagles.
No arrests have been made in the shooting
Sean Toomey was 15 when he died.