Zamar Jones Biography Zamar Jones Wiki
A boy Zamar Jones from Philadelphia is hanging on to life after being shot in the head on his front porch, police and relatives have said in distress.
Pray for this little boy 🙏 His family says he is fighting for his life tonight. 7 y/o Zamar Jones was shot in the head , caught in crossfire, while playing on his porch in West Phila Saturday evening. 215-686-TIPS … 1 person in custody … Police are looking for more. @6abc pic.twitter.com/32LXgWcnL2
— Annie McCormick (@6abcAnnie) August 2, 2020
Zamar Jones Age
He is 7 years old.
Zamar Jones was hit in the head
The boy, identified by his mother as Zamar Jones, was hit in the head by one of more than 12 shots on Saturday night while playing outside in his West Philadelphia neighborhood with other children, the police and neighbors shared with the Philadelphia Inquirer. With.
A gunman opened fire on a group of people standing outside at the time, two of whom were shooting back, police told the newspaper.
A nurse who lives nearby performed CPR on Zamar until police arrived and took him to Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, where he remained in critical condition on Sunday, the newspaper reports.
Zamar, who was gunned down on his front porch near his racing car and scooter, has lived in the neighborhood for several years and is known throughout the neighborhood, neighbor Makeeba McNeely said.
McNeely’s 13-year-old daughter Zion told the newspaper
“He has best friends from top of block to bottom of block,” McNeely’s 13-year-old daughter Zion told the newspaper.
The boy, who is due to move to second grade in the fall, is known for his love of popsicles, his green scooter and his dog and cat, the McNeelys said.
“He’s a beautiful child,” McNeely said. “Curious, curious – he’s a little boy. And he played.”
A suspect was arrested while two others were searched early Monday, police said.
“At the time, one person was detained,” Philadelphia police said in a statement. “His information will be made public once the investigation and / or the charges are completed.”
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a statement that department officials were “shattered” by the shooting, which she described as “particularly tragic”, reports WPVI.
“Although one person has been detained, this does not lessen the impact of this senseless act on the child, their family and the community at large,” said Outlaw.
“There is no place for such criminal acts in our communities, and we are committed to ensuring justice and promoting healing for all involved.”
The other two shooters escaped in a brown Ford Taurus, which was later recovered in the Overbrook section of town, reports WPVI.
“Enough is enough,” said Mark Thompson, a man who lives in the neighborhood, at the station. “If we start hurting innocent children, that’s enough.