PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Sources tell Action News that a car crash led to a fatal shooting on Monday morning in South Philadelphia.
The shooting happened around 10:55 a.m. in the 2000 block of Mercy Street after two vehicles were involved in a minor traffic accident.
One driver drove away from the scene and the other pursued. The cars ended up abandoned in the middle of the block.
That's where a man was shot and killed. He has been identified as 42-year-old Darren Whitfield of the 2000 block of South Beechwood Street.
Sources say the man who pulled the trigger is claiming self-defense. Detectives are now combing through surveillance to see if his story matches up.
Sara Cameron heard the shots just and saw the aftermath.
"He got up bleeding from his knee. I was like, okay, I'm on with 911. I'm like, 'this guy has been shot,'" Cameron said.
Investigators say the man who pulled the trigger stayed on the scene and was taken into custody for questioning.
Initial reports from the scene indicated this shooting was a case of road rage. However, we've since learned circumstances of this shooting remain under investigation.