PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are investigating after a three-vehicle crash resulted in a fatal shooting Tuesday night.
It happened around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Broad and Venango streets.
According to the police, an altercation involving several people became physical after the accident. At least six shots were fired at some point during the scuffle, police said.
A 33-year-old man was shot several times in the chest. He died in hospital.
A 38-year-old man was shot in the leg. He is listed as stable at an area hospital.
“There was a body on the ground and I saw a group of people around it,” a man named Taj said.
Taj was working nearby and ran out of his store to see the aftermath.
“They said it was road rage. It’s pretty tough. Every day something happens in Philadelphia,” he said.
Police say the 33-year-old man was driving an SUV with a 38-year-old passenger. Their SUV was grazed by the driver of a green car on 2nd and Erie streets.
The 33-year-old chased for several blocks.
The chase ended at Broad and Venango streets when the green car struck another vehicle. The two men in the SUV allegedly got out, approached the man in the green car and began to assault him.
Police said he fired his gun at the men, beating and killing the 33-year-old and striking the 38-year-old passenger in the leg before fleeing.
No other injuries were reported.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said a female passenger got out of one of the crashed vehicles just before the shooting began.
“The bullet went through the driver’s door. Luckily it was out of the car…after the accident, otherwise it most likely would have been hit by gunfire,” Small said.
The man who died of his injuries has not been identified.
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