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Shooting Victim in Car Crash on Way to Hospital



    Shooting Victim in Crash on Way to Hospital

    A wild scene played out along Catharine Street in West Philadelphia that left two people hospitalized. (Published Monday, Sept. 8, 2014)

    Two people wound up hurt after a man rushing a shooting victim to the hospital crashed on the way.

    The whole thing began when a 24-year-old man sitting on a stoop along the 5600 block of Catharine Street in West Philadelphia got into an argument with a group of people around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

    A short time later at least one person opened fire 11 times at close range, striking the unidentified victim once in the back, according to Philadelphia Police.

    “Upon police arrival they found that this 24-year-old shooting victim… was put in a private vehicle that was traveling eastbound in the 5600 block of Catharine in order to take this individual to the hospital,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Small said that a 30-year-old woman driving her black Nissan north on 56th Street crashed into the tan Nissan sedan carrying the shooting victim.

    Police then rushed the shooting victim to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition. Medics rushed the driver of the black car to the same hospital in stable condition with head injuries.

    No one else was hurt in the crash.

    Police transported witnesses including the person who was driving the shooting victim to Southwest Detectives for questioning.

    Small said that no one was immediately charged and investigators continue to work towards figuring out what led to the shooting.