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Police identify two people killed in separate shootings Wednesday

Police have identified a man shot and killed by officers in Germantown and the victim in a North Philadelphia murder Wednesday night.

Police identify two people killed in separate shootings Wednesday

Police have identified a man shot and killed by officers in Germantown and the victim in a North Philadelphia murder Wednesday night.

The man shot by police has been identified as Kyree Johnson, 22, of Johnson Street near Chew Avenue. Police said they responded to a shooting on Wayne Avenue near Berkley Street around 10 p.m. and found Johnson shooting at two men.

Police said Johnson refused to drop his weapon, prompting officers to fire at him, striking him several times. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was declared dead. Police said they recovered a gun used by Johnson at the scene.

A 2-year-old boy and a 25-year-old woman who both suffered graze wounds were taken to the hospital for precautions and released.

The homicide happened on Cumberland Street near 17th around 8 p.m. Police identified the victim as Marquize Roebuck, 30, of 10th Street near Rockland. Officers found Roebuck lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Temple University and pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

A second victim in that shooting, a 19-year-old man, was shot in the thigh. He was treated at Temple and released.

Police have not released any information about a suspect in the Cumberland Street murder.

Both shootings remain under investigation.

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