NAYZE MEDIA (STAFF)
PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (TIOGA)
Cover Photo Courtesy: 6 ABC Action News
Police say they believe a minor fender-bender led to a shooting that ended in a fiery crash in North Philly yesterday. A 6 ABC Action News report said the incident happened at around 2 p.m. on the 600 block of East Tioga Street.
The action began when a GMC Jimmy reportedly rear-ended a Honda CRV. The driver of the GMC fled after the crash. The driver of the Honda reportedly began chasing down the GMC, he was joined by a third vehicle, that was simply described as “red” in the report.
During the pursuit, four shots were reportedly fired at the GMC. Two of the four shots struck the driver of the GMC in the head. The victim was identified only as a “31-year old male”. The driver managed to escape the gunfire, even after being shot or grazed in the head. With the two cars still in pursuit, the GMC crashed and went up in flames near East Butler Street. The 31-year old driver was taken to the hospital and released.
The driver and passenger inside of the Honda were questioned by police. Both were released after questioning. Police said the driver had a permit and a loaded gun, that had not been fired.
Police have not filed any charges in the shooting incident at this time.