2 wounded after shooting, chase and crash in Germantown section of Philadelphia

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2 hurt in shooting, chase: Katherine Scott reports during Action News at 12:30 p.m. on August 25, 2017. (WPVI)

Two men are hospitalized, one in critical condition, after a violent shooting and police chase in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

It began at 1 a.m. Friday with reports of multiple shots fired in the 1300 block of East Rittenhouse Street.


When officers arrived they saw a white Acura sedan speeding from the scene.

They followed it until the Acura crashed into the garage of a home at 20th Street and Stenton Avenue.

The driver and passenger jumped out and fled on foot.

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Shooting, chase in Germantown: Katherine Scott reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on August 25, 2017.



Police caught up with the 27-year-old driver, whom they describe as one of the suspected shooters.

Police say he had two handguns in his car. He was arrested. The passenger got away.

Back at the shooting scene, on East Rittenhouse Street, arriving officers were told two people had been shot and taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in private vehicles.


A 22-year-old man who had been shot in the back was admitted in critical condition.

A 32-year-old man was shot in the leg. He was listed in stable condition.

Police later determined that the private vehicle which drove the 32 year old to the hospital, a maroon pickup truck, was taken from its owner specifically for that hospital trip.

It had been parked with the engine running at the shooting scene when the gunfire erupted. Its owner was apparently unloading things from it.

After the shooting stopped, someone jumped in the truck and took the 32 year old to Einstein.



Video from the Action Cam showed bullet holes in the body and one tire of the truck.

The passenger who fled the Acura after the crash on Rittenhouse Street remains on the loose.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
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