Fatal shooting leads to crash in N. Philly

NORTH PHILADELPHIA - September 6, 2009 Early indications are that there were 3 men inside of a Ford Taurus that was traveling east on Cumberland Street around 2:30 a.m. when someone opened fire on the vehicle, striking the driver and one of the passengers.

The driver of the car then lost control and slammed into a large dumpster, which then pushed that dumpster across Cumberland Street into a parked pick up truck.

Medics transported the 25-year-old driver to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The 2 passengers inside of the car ran from the crash scene.

A 22-year-old man was found at 9th and Cumberland Street suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder, knee and hand and is listed in stable condition. A third victim in his 20s was found at 7th and Lehigh Street with injuries from the accident and is in stable at Temple.

The investigation is continuing.

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