Gunfire in Phila. kills 1, wounds 6 others

SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA - September 25, 2010

Around 12:10 on Saturday morning, a Cadillac with three men inside, dropped off a woman near the intersection of 65th and Chester.

That's when two men standing on the corner began to argue with the driver of the car. There's no word yet on the nature of the disagreement.

One of the men on the corner pulled a gun and opened fire on the car.

Moments later five men were firing at each other.

The driver of the car gunned his motor to try to escape the more than 25 bullets that were fired, but he didn't get very far. He ended up getting wounded and losing control of the car. The Cadillac crashed into a parked car.

When police arrived they found all five men wounded. They took them to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. One of them, the driver, died from his wounds. There's no word on the conditions of the other wounded men. All of them face charges.

Earlier in the night, gunfire broke out on the 1400 block of North Broad Street in North Philadelphia. The shootout happened just after 10:00 p.m. on Friday night, wounded two people.

One of the victims, a 17-year-old male, was shot once in the neck and is in critical condition at Temple University Hospital. Another victim, of an unknown age, was shot in the arm. He was also transported to Temple in critical condition.

Police have not said what sparked the shootout.

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