Man killed in North Philadelphia identified; suspect in custody

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Action News has learned the name of a man shot and killed on Germantown Ave. in North Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Police have identified the man shot and killed in North Philadelphia late Wednesday night.

It happened in the 2900 block of Germantown Avenue before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

25th District officers found find 46-year-old George Lopez lying in the street, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.

He was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where he died a short time later.

When officers first arrived on the scene, they spotted a 23-year-old man with a gun running away.

"The officers went in foot pursuit. They made the arrest," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. "They recovered the weapon after the suspect threw it into some bushes."

Investigators were checking surveillance video from a Philadelphia Housing Authority building and a nearby business for more clues on what led to the shooting.
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