Southwest Philadelphia

Driver Shoots Would-Be Car Thief in Southwest Philly; Car Strikes School Bus

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A driver shot and killed a would-be car thief Tuesday morning in Southwest Philadelphia, Philadelphia police said. Then, the car crashed into a yellow school bus.

The incident happened near 58th Street and Cobbs Creek Parkway just around 8:15 a.m.

The driver, who was licensed to carry a gun, shot a man in his 50s as he and two other armed people tried to take the victim's car, police said.

The would-be thief was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and pronounced dead, police said. The car owner wasn't hurt.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead after the shooting, the car could be seen crashed into the side of a yellow Radnor Township School District bus.

Several students in wheelchairs who were on that that bus could later be seen being taking off the bus and loaded onto another Radnor Township bus.

Police have yet to reveal if any charges would be filed in the incident.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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