7 shot, 2 killed in North Philadelphia shooting; at least 70 shots fired, police say

Police say at least 70 shots were fired around 8:30 p.m. near 6th Street and Allegheny Avenue.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Mass shooting Philadelphia: 7 shot, 2 killed after gunfire erupts on Allegheny Avenue
A shooting in North Philadelphia left at least two people dead and five others injured Tuesday night.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A shooting in North Philadelphia left two people dead and five others injured on Tuesday night.

Police responded to the city's Fairhill section at the 3200 block of North Fairhill Street, near Allegheny Avenue, just after 8:30 p.m. for a shooting on the highway.

When they arrived, officers discovered at least 70 shots were fired.

According to investigators, seven men between the ages of 19 and 38 were struck by gunfire and taken to the hospital. Five victims were transported by officers.

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Roger Marquez, 31, and Leon Pierre, 38, were shot multiple times and later died at the hospital.

A 30-year-old man, a 33-year-old man, a 34-year-old man and a 19-year-old man are all said to be in critical condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Another 33-year-old man is in stable condition.

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Interim Police Commissioner John Stanford said several firearms were recovered.

A motive for the shooting is still being determined but narcotics were found at the scene, Stanford added.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

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