A teenaged boy was shot and killed in Allentown early Friday morning, police said.
Gunfire erupted around 4 a.m. inside a second floor apartment at 1140 Fullerton Ave., police said.
"I didn't expect to see a dead body," said Fadi Sabbagh, a neighbor who was awakened by screaming and went to check on things. "In the bed, shot in the stomach. Seemed like the stomach as blood was all over the middle."
Kareem Fedd was found shot multiple times. The 17-year-old, who would have been a senior a William Allen High School in Allentown, died at a hospital a short time later, said the coroner, who ruled his death a homicide.
"I happen to look at the 12:00 news and saw it. My first instinct was to come over," said Geryl Hodge, a family friend.
It was only two weeks ago when Gio Hodge said he was playing video games with Fedd.
"Speechless. I don't know what to say. It still hasn't hit me," he said.
Police did not immediately comment on suspects or a motive for the deadly shooting, but investigators spent much of the morning on the roof and on the second floor, no doubt looking for clues and collecting evidence.
No matter the reason, neighbors said the violent act cuts the cord of security at home.
"Could have been anyone of us. Could have gotten the wrong house. Could have been anyone of us shot," said neighbor Melissa Hadlock.
Neighbors said this is the first shooting they can remember happening on the block.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 610-437-7721 or 610-437-7751 or send a text message to the Allentown police text tip line at 847411 (type in TIPAPD and your tip information).