According to Newsone a 25-year-old social media comedian was fatally shot in Philadelphia Monday night. Known as Meechie Hoe, his real identity and full name was not immediately released with the reports of his death. However, the Philadelphia Police Department reportedly confirmed his death.
The shooting happened around 11:25 p.m. Monday along North 5th Street near Rockland Street. The shooter walked up to the vehicle and fired multiple shots before fleeing the scene on foot, city police said.
The victim was a passenger being driven in a car. Reports on social media said he was shot 20 times. The man driving the vehicle suffered an arm injury. Both were taken to a hospital, where the Hoe was pronounced dead a short time later.The driver is being questioned by police.
Further details on the driver’s injuries were not disclosed, although they were not believed to be life-threatening. No arrests have been made and police have not recovered a weapon at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
Meechie was a Philadelphia comedian who became famous for his sketches and prank videos. People from Philadelphia were reacting with disbelief at the news that a popular native son like Meechie Hoe could be killed in his own city.