Center City Double Shooting Leads to Car Crash on I-676

The victims were taken to a hospital in Camden, New Jersey

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A shooting outside a Philadelphia nightclub early Thursday left two men wounded and spurred a high-speed chase involving cars driven by the victims and the shooters, which ended when the shooters' vehicle crashed on Interstate 676.

The incident began when two men pulled up in a car near the club in the area of 23rd Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard and opened fire on the victims, a 49 year-old man and a 39-year-old man, as they sat in another car, police said.

The victims tried to get away, but the suspects gave chase onto I-676, police said.

When the shooters' vehicle crashed a short time later, they fled the scene on foot. It's not clear if either one was injured, but police were investigating a white SUV on the shoulder of eastbound I-676, which they said was connected to the shooting.


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The two wounded men then drove back to the area of 30th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard and were taken in another car to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Hersey, police said. Both were listed in stable condition. Their names have not been released.

Police did not immediately announce any arrests, description of suspects or motive for the shooting.

Correction (Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10:28 a.m.): Police later said the suspects chased the victims.

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