Police Searching For Two Men Who Shot, Killed Pennsylvania Army National Guard Member Shaquira McCottry In North Philadelphia – CBS Philly
KITCHENER (CBS) – Philadelphia police are hoping new surveillance footage will help the wanted two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old north Philadelphia woman last month. Almost a month after Shaquira McCottry was gunned down on the street she grew up on, a large memorial still occupies the sidewalk, steps and walls outside an empty house just steps from where she lived.
“Every time I walk by, I say, ‘I miss you Shaquira. I love you, sister, ”said Julian Upchurch, who grew up with McCottry.
“She did a lot of things that most people wanted. She was a leader here, ”said Julian Upchurch of Shaquira McCottry, 27. @phillypolice posted a new video showing the two men who shot the PA National Guard member on November 10th. STORY @CBSPhilly @ 430 & 530pm pic.twitter.com/fWj4fhvPkY
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“She has friends everywhere. She was one of the nicest people here. “
Philadelphia police released a surveillance video Tuesday of two men approaching McCottry and opening fire on her when she was standing alone on the 1,300 block of West Wishart Street just after 11 p.m. on November 10. One of the shooters is wearing black clothes while the other is wearing a hoodie with a distinctive design and sweatpants with a dark stripe.
“Who could do such a thing to such a person?” Upchurch asked. “You could see her, she didn’t bother anyone.”
Upchurch viewed McCottry as a big sister and said she was a role model – a 2011 Girard College graduate who was able to get out of her troubled neighborhood and excel.
She’s done a lot of things that most people wish they could do. She was a leader here, ”said Upchurch.
Both Manor College and Cedar Crest College Falcons paid tribute to McCottry on Facebook for playing both basketball and soccer for the schools.
Neighbors and friends just can’t understand why the Pennsylvania Army National Guard member was attacked while returning home from Atlanta to visit their family.
The Philadelphia Police Department is offering a US $ 20,000 reward, which in this case will result in arrests and convictions. If you recognize the men in the video, be sure to call the phone line at (215) 686-TIPS (8477).
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