Loved ones are mourning a Philadelphia comedian and Instagram personality who was killed after a gunman opened fire on a car that was stopped at a traffic light in the city's Olney neighborhood.
Demetrius Green, 25, also known as "Meechie Hoe," was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped along North 5th Street near Rockland Street around 11:25 p.m. Monday. While he was inside, a gunman walked up to the vehicle and fired multiple shots before fleeing the scene on foot, police said.
The driver then drove for about 100 feet before the vehicle struck a pole.
Green was shot multiple times, while the man driving the vehicle suffered an arm injury. Both were taken to a hospital where Green was pronounced dead a short time later.
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Further details on the driver's injuries were not disclosed, although they were not believed to be life-threatening.
A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
Green, who went by the name "Meechie Hoe" on social media, was known for his popular Instagram page in which he posted sketch comedy videos. Philadelphia celebrities Meek Mill and QuestLove both tweeted about his death.
Also overnight, a driver with a graze wound to his head turned up in Center City, police said. It was unclear where the shooting took place.
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