Mayor says Philadelphia sweeper employed in ‘heinous act of violence’

A Philadelphia sanitation worker was shot Friday morning in what appeared to be a targeted attack and a “heinous act of violence,” officials said.

The shooting happened at 10:30 a.m. in the 3300 hundred block of Tudor Street, Fox Philadelphia reported. The worker was identified as 35-year-old Ikeem Johnson.

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Philadelphia police closed the street where a city sweeper died Friday morning.

Philadelphia police closed the street where a city sweeper died Friday morning.
(Fox Philadelphia)

Mayor Jim Kenney said in a joint statement with Streets Department Commissioner Carlton Williams, “Today, we lost a dedicated city employee, a sweeper for the Department of Streets, who was simply doing his job and keeping our city clean. was serving.” “A family is now devastated, colleagues are left to mourn this terrible loss, and our community must once again face this senseless tragedy.”

Johnson was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was in his role for five years.

Police Commissioner Daniel Outlaw said the shooting was not an accidental attack. No arrests have yet been made, and no weapons have been recovered.

A Philadelphia sweeper was shot and killed on the street on Friday.

A Philadelphia sweeper was shot and killed on the street on Friday.
(Fox Philadelphia)

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The city is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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