Community leaders in Delaware County, Pennsylvania are demanding answers and accountability after an 8-year-old girl was killed at a football game last month.
According to multiple law enforcement sources, three Sharon Hill police officers opened fire on a vehicle outside the Academy Park High School football stadium.
The officers mistakenly thought they were being fired upon from the vehicle and discharged their weapon more than a dozen times. No weapon was found after a search of the vehicle and its occupants. Shockingly, no one was hit in the car. Sources say it appears the initial shots were actually fired roughly a block away.
In all, four people were shot, among them was 8-year-old Fanta Bility who was fatally wounded. District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer says there is a high probability she was killed by police gunfire.
“This tragedy will not go without consequence or claim or accountability of who is involved, regardless of who is involved,” said State Senator Anthony Williams at a press conference Thursday.
He and the Delaware County Black Caucus want to assure the public that they are involved and watching the investigation closely.
“We have to be able to justify why police officers or others shot into a crowd of Black and brown children,” said President of the NAACP Darby Area Branch.
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