Posted on April 4, 2022

Philadelphia Teenager Fatally Shot in Head While Grabbing Water from Car Outside His Home

Christine Pelisek, People, March 29, 2022

A Philadelphia teen was shot in the head while grabbing water from his father’s car outside his home.

Sean Toomey, 15, was shot around 9:10 p.m. Thursday in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. He died at a local hospital the following day.

Toomey, a former Mercy Career & Technical High School student, was getting a case of water from the car when gunfire erupted.

He was shot once in the head and once in the side, CBS3 reported.

“I heard the two pops and I thought it was firecrackers,” Sean’s father, John, said, ABC6 reported. “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.”

Police said the shooting may be connected to at least two attempted robberies in the area.