James Lambert died after he was ambushed and savagely beaten with a traffic cone at about 2:38 a.m. June 24, police said.
“The teens struck the victim several times with objects, knocking the victim to the ground causing injuries to his head,” according to police.
WATCH: 7 teens beat & killed a 72 year old man on Cecil B. Moore Ave two weeks ago this morning. 3 girls & 4 boys, used a traffic cone as a weapon. The man fell, hit his head & @phillypolice say he died the day after the 2:38 am attack on June 24th 1/2 @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/4vmfGqOpp5
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) July 8, 2022
“The victim was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries the following day. The offenders are described as four black males and three black females who appear to be in their early to mid teens.”
In the video published by the Philadelphia police, one of the men can be seen running up behind Lambert and beating him over the head with the cone while another man films.
A woman then picks up the cone and smashes it on the elderly man’s head.
Lambert manages to escape and run for a moment, but a woman throws the cone at his back.
A $20,000 reward has been posted for help in catching those responsible, police said.
Police identified Lambert as 72, but a local outlet identified him as 73.