According to the Reading Eagle, a fight broke out after a person showed up wearing a clown mask. Officials told the newspaper that they responded to reports of a person lying on a front porch of a home, and that there was a large crowd in the street.
The victim was identified as Christian Torres, 16, a 10th-grader at Reading High School.
Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams told the paper, “We urge anyone who was there to contact the Reading police. Someone was wearing a clown mask and a fight broke out.”
Reading Police Chief Andres Dominguez Jr. said that investigators believe there are several suspects. “I believe the issues got out of control,” Dominguez said.