Fatal shooting leads to crash in N. Philly

September 6, 2009 5:44:24 AM PDT
Philadelphia Police are trying to determine who opened fire on a car overnight near 7th and Cumberland Street that ended in a crash and one person dead. 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.