Man killed in possible road rage shooting in West Kensington, police say

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
Police: Man shot, killed in possible road rage shooting
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Police: Man shot, killed in possible road rage shooting as reported by Christie Ileto during Action news at 11 on October 24, 2018.

WEST KENSINGTON (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating a deadly shooting that possibly was a result of road rage in West Kensington Wednesday night.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on the 2500 block of North 2nd Street.

Police said two cars were driving south on 2nd Street when they suddenly stopped next to each other.

"The perpetrator exited his vehicle from the driver's door, attempted to open the passenger's vehicle from the victim's door. When that door wouldn't open, that's when the shooter pulled a weapon and from point-blank range fired multiple shots," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

The 24-year-old victim was taken to Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus where he later died.

"We're not certain if this was some sort of road rage incident or if this victim was targeted," said Small.

Police said the male shooter was driving with at least three other passengers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives.


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