Man Shot, Killed During Rap Video Shoot

Wild scene at filming of amateur rap video leaves 1 man dead

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    The taping of an amateur rap video takes a deadly twist. A 33-year-old man was fatally shot in the head, police said. The victim fell to the ground, and then was accidentally run over by a car and was pronounced dead at the hospital. NBC10's Byron Scott tells us how many people have been arrested.

    A man was shot and killed then accidentally run over Thursday night during the filming of an amateur rap video, according to Philadelphia Police.

    The shooting happened as cameras rolled around 7 p.m. at N 5th and Tabor Streets in the Olney section of Philadelphia. There were about 100 people at the filming of the video, according to police.

    Rap Video Shoot Ends In Deadly Gunfire

    [PHI] Rap Video Shoot Ends In Deadly Gunfire
    Chaos broke out Thursday night in the Olney section of Philadelphia when gunfire erupted during the taping of an amateur rap video.

    About 100 people were out on the 500 block of Tabor street for the recording, according to police.

    A 33-year-old man was fatally shot in the head, police said. The victim fell to the ground, and amid the commotion, was ran over by a car and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

    A witness reportedly caught the shooting on video, which led to the arrest 3 people, according to police.

    NBC10's Aditi Roy talked to Chief Inspector Scott Small as well as concerned resident Terron Watson about the incident.

    A 33-year-old man was hit in the head and later pronounced dead at the hospital.

    "He collapsed on the street in the 500 block of Tabor and during all the confusion he was run over by a vehicle trying to get out of the area after hearing the gunshots," said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Police say that driver won’t be charged.

    Officers took three men with guns into custody after watching amateur video of the incident. Investigators tell NBC10 that they believe one of those men is the shooter.

    "We immediately watched the video.. and we were able to determine the description of the shooter who was seen clearly on the tape," Small said.

    Police were trying to obtain other videos that were filmed during the time of the shooting.

    Police don't know what prompted the gunfire.


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