An argument outside a North Philadelphia mini market turned into a deadly chase that covered two states.
A woman told Philadelphia police that she and her 25-year-old boyfriend got into an altercation outside the store near 10th and Brown Streets in Philadelphia late Monday night, Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
The couple got into a Mitsubishi Outlander, the woman in the driver’s seat, and drove off, the woman told investigators. But, the men followed.
About 1 mile away, at 6th and Callowhill streets, people in the pursuing car opened fire, police said. At least 17 shots, from two separate guns were fired.
The man in the passenger seat was struck multiple times, police said. The girlfriend kept driving, arriving around midnight at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.
Doctors at Cooper pronounced the man dead a short time later.
The Outlander had at least 16 bullet holes in it, Small said.
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Philadelphia police hoped that surveillance video could help them track down more clues about the shooters.