NBCNEWS.COM - A 19-year-old man is dead after police say he was dragged out of his Pennsylvania home by several gunmen and was later found lying on the side of a road at least two miles away.
On Sunday, shortly after 2 p.m., police responded to a home invasion report at a house in West Pottsgrove Township, about 30 miles north-west of Philadelphia.
Police say several gunmen entered the home and demanded money from the homeowners. Neighbors say an older woman lives at the home with her adopted children.
"I believe that she adopted those children, maybe three or four," said Dee Bleacher.
The gunmen then allegedly dragged one resident, 19-year-old Kareem Ali Borowy, out of the house at gunpoint. Investigators say Borowy was targeted and that the home invasion was not a random act.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., officials say a passing motorist found Borowy lying on the side of a road in Lower Pottsgrove Township. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after ambulance crews arrived.
Bleacher says there have been prior issues at the house where the home invasion took place.
"Police have been there numerous times," said Bleacher. "Maybe once every two months on average."
Investigators have not yet revealed how Borowy died and they are still trying to determine a motive.
Sources tell NBC10's Daralene Jones that preliminary information suggests that drugs were involved however.
No arrests have been made. Police have not yet released any descriptions of the suspects.