Community raises funds to pay for funeral of North Coventry shooting victim

Police at the scene of a home invasion at the Ashworth Apartments in North Coventry late Sunday night.

NORTH COVENTRY >> Community members are mourning the loss of a 17-year-old they’ve called a hero and they’re doing everything they can to give him a proper goodbye.

“David Michael Doyle III was a hero at 17 years old. He was shot and killed by intruders who were trying to burglarize his family’s home. Davey was a wonderful kid who was friendly, loving and kind,” read the GoFundMe page created for Doyle’s funeral expenses.

Doyle was shot inside his home at Ashwood Apartments in the 700 block of Worth Boulevard in North Coventry Sunday night. Police said they received a call for a shooting at about 11:30 p.m. and that two men with masks and a woman entered an apartment on the second floor of the complex and allegedly shot the 17-year-old male in the chest.

Doyle was transported to Reading Hospital Trauma Center by Goodwill Ambulance, where he was listed in critical condition. He died Monday at around 4 a.m., according to reports.

The Berks County Coroner confirmed Doyle’s identity in a call with Digital First Media Wednesday.

North Coventry Police said this was not a random shooting and they have identified at least one possible suspect in this case. No arrests have been made yet. Police said the investigation is ongoing and they are actively tracking down leads.

As police investigate, community members are working to help Doyle’s family pay for funeral expenses.

The GoFundMe page was created on Tuesday and has been shared 60 time so far. In addition to fundraising, the page says a candlelight vigil will be held for Doyle on Thursday, Sept. 28, behind the Ashford Apartments. It will be held at the basketball court, where Doyle used to play basketball, the page said.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/17-years-old-hero.

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