Zykia Sanders had just attended a birthday party at the West Park Apartments in Powelton Saturday when her life was ripped away by a stray bullet intended for someone else, according to police.
Now, authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of her killers.
According to Homicide Capt. James Clark, Sanders, 22, was with a group of people outside of the apartments, on Busti Street near Holden, after the party let out around 2:18 a.m. when three men in a four-door sedan rolled up on the crowd.
The two passengers in the car opened fire, shooting 15 to 20 rounds, police said. Sanders was not the intended target, but she was the only one injured by the gunfire. She was hit in the back as she ran away from the shots and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m.