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38-year-old Leon Pierre and 31-year-old Roger Marquez shot and killed in North Philadelphia shooting

Upon arrival, officers found evidence of at least 70 shots fired.



On Tuesday night, a shooting in North Philadelphia resulted in the death of two individuals and injuries to five others.

Police were dispatched to the Fairhill section of the city, specifically the 3200 block of North Fairhill Street, near Allegheny Avenue, shortly after 8:30 p.m. in response to a highway shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found evidence of at least 70 shots fired.

Investigators reported that seven men, ranging in age from 19 to 38, were hit by gunfire and subsequently transported to the hospital, with officers facilitating the transportation of five of the victims.

Roger Marquez, aged 31, and Leon Pierre, aged 38, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and subsequently succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

Those currently in critical condition, all with multiple gunshot wounds, include a 30-year-old man, a 33-year-old man, a 34-year-old man, and a 19-year-old man.

Additionally, a 33-year-old man is in stable condition.

The Interim Police Commissioner, John Stanford, mentioned that multiple firearms were seized.

While a motive for the shooting is still under investigation, narcotics were discovered at the scene, as stated by Stanford.

Individuals with information are encouraged to contact the police at 215-686-TIPS.