Triple Homicide on North Philadelphia Basketball Court Leaves Community Devastated

Three individuals tragically lost their lives in a quadruple shooting on a basketball court in North Philadelphia on Friday night. The victims were identified as Isiah Williams (21 years old), Nyreese Moore (22 years old), and Naasir Folk (24 years old). Additionally, another man, 23 years old, sustained critical injuries and is currently receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.

Tori, the mother of Nyreese Moore, spoke to Action News about the devastating loss of her son. Nyreese was known as a friendly and kind-hearted individual with a deep passion for sports. He was actively involved in the Amateur Athletic Union and held a special love for basketball. Tragically, Nyreese lost his life while participating in a game at the 8th and Diamond Playground’s basketball court.

According to the police, the shooting involved five suspects firing over 50 shots on the court before quickly fleeing the scene. Harold Boswell, a member of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug and Anti-Violence Network (PAAN), expressed his sorrow over the incident. Boswell, who visited the families of the victims, witnessed their profound grief. The community’s fear and sense of insecurity have grown as a result of this tragic event.

Local residents emphasized that this level of violence has become unmanageable. Tori echoed this sentiment and expressed her confusion as to why someone would take her eldest son’s life. Nyreese leaves behind a 1-year-old daughter and six siblings.

Law enforcement encourages anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact the Philadelphia Police Department. PAAN assures the community that they are committed to supporting the victims’ families during this difficult time. They have also urged residents not to let fear dominate their lives, although they understand the apprehension following such a horrific event.