Arrest warrants have been issued for a teenage boy and a 23-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting death Monday night of a young man who was gunned down within minutes after playing in a basketball game with his brother at the Flanigan Park in the 700 block of Memorial Avenue, city police said.
Raymarr Daquan Alford, 17, of 1048 Hepburn St., and Qu Mar Dashon Moore, 22, of 802 Hepburn St., both allegedly pulled out handguns and fired shots at Kevan Connelly, 23, of Williamsport, about 7:15 p.m.
"The two suspects and the victim knew one another. This was not random. The shooters knew who they were going after," Agent Raymond O. Kontz III said Tuesday morning.
Connelly was rushed by ambulance to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room about 7:40 p.m., according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr.
Kiessling said Connelly, who never regained consciousness, died of a gunshot wound to the upper body. He declined to elaborate further on the extent of the injuries. An autopsy was scheduled today, Kiessling said.
Alford and Moore, who face homicide and related charges, both are from New Jersey. Connelly moved here from Philadelphia about two years ago, police said. His brother moved here to join him about "eight or nine months ago. They moved here to get away from Philadelphia," Kontz said.
Read more about the shooting, investigation and reaction in Wednesday's Sun-Gazette.