A football game in Howells Content, near York Town, Clarendon, ended in disaster yesterday (August 8), when gunmen opened fire on a group of children, killing eight-year-old Xavier .Phillips
According to Four Paths police, a group of people were at a local playfield at 7:40 a.m. when a Toyota sedan approached, and two men alighted and opened fire on the gathering before fleeing.
When the police arrived, they discovered Xavier and two other men with multiple gunshot wounds. Xavier was pronounced dead at the hospital. One of the men has since been released, while the other remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Sources say that the boy, who was visiting his mother in the neighborhood, would frequently wait for the football game to end before riding his bicycle on the field.