Gunman Shoots Teen Homicide Victim Twice in Back on South Philadelphia Street

No word on a motive in Tyrese Johnson's killing

A gunman shot and killed a teenager along a South Philadelphia street midday Wednesday.

Gunfire rang out on S Bancroft Street near Tasker Street around 11:45 a.m. leaving 17-year-old Tyrese Johnson shot twice in his back, Philadelphia police said.

Officers rushed the boy to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where doctors pronounced Johnson -- who lived a few blocks away on Cleveland Street -- dead a short time later, police said.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see investigators searching for clues.

When identifying Johnson Thursday, investigators still didn’t reveal a motive for the killing or name any possible suspects. [[238427591, C]]

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