Crime Fighters: Who killed Elgin Battle?

The other victims survived but are not cooperating with the investigation, according to police.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A man who decided to barbeque on the grill for his kids was shot and killed while cooking. Now his mother wants answers.

A smile comes to Angela Ford's face when she talks about her son Elgin Battle.

"He was family-oriented. He loved his nieces and nephews. He loved his children. He loved his friends. He was very family oriented and very well known," she said.

The 31-year-old was visiting his kids on the night of Friday, July 16, just after 8:30 p.m. along the 2700 block of Ruby Terrance in Southwest Philadelphia.

"He was outside barbecuing. He decided to put some food on the grill, and somebody just came up and started shooting," said Ford.

Police say five people were shot in the area, including Battle.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The other victims survived but are not cooperating with the investigation, according to police.

Ford believes her son was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"When you take a life from somebody like my son that wasn't involved in any kind of gang violence, no kind of street violence, he wasn't that type of person," she said.

The City of Philadelphia is offering up to a $20,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

All you have to do is call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.

All calls will remain anonymous.

"I think that once they realize that they're only killing their own kind, they may stop. That's what I'm hoping and praying for," she said.

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