A man making a video about Philadelphia’s gun violence was shot and killed on the job #Breaking112
Police said Merriett was shot “multiple times throughout his body.” He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Officers have not made any arrests and have not recovered any weapons, police said.
Rise in gun violence
The Philadelphia City Council’s Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention held a public hearing Tuesday, scheduled before Merriett’s death, to work on the city’s plan to address the murder rate.
“As an elected official, and as a father of two African American young men, this is totally unacceptable,” Johnson said in the virtual hearing.