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Man shot at least five times in suspected rage-driven shooting in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park neighborhood

Man shot at least five times in suspected rage-driven shooting in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park neighborhood

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are investigating after a man was shot at least five times in an alleged road rage incident.

According to police, at least four vehicles were involved in an accident caused by driving rage at the time of the shooting.

It happened on Wednesday around 10:40 p.m. at the corner of Erie Avenue and 9th Street in the Hunting Park neighborhood.

According to police, an 18-year-old was driving a car when the car was shot at.

He was shot at least five times in the chest, but still managed to flag down police officers who were patrolling the area of ​​Front and Erie Avenue, not far from St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital.

Officers pulled him from the car and took him to Temple University Hospital, where they managed to get him to treatment quickly enough. He is said to be in critical condition, but he is expected to survive.

A 16-year-old was also in the victim’s car, but he was not injured, police said.

Action News was told they had just been involved in a multi-vehicle crash nearby in the 800 block of Erie Avenue.

“Some individuals fled their vehicles and fled on foot, and that’s where the shooting occurred. For some reason, someone we believe was involved in this accident fired several shots – at least seven shots at the sedan that the 18-year-old was driving,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Helicopter 6 was in the air while police searched several vehicles following the shooting.

It is still unclear whether any arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

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