Northeast Philadelphia

Driver Found Dead After Crashing Onto Lawn After Being Shot

A neighbor says she heard four to five gunshots and then a loud boom as an SUV crashed onto a yard in Northeast Philadelphia's Lawndale neighborhood early Tuesday

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An SUV crashed into some bushes and a tree in front of a Northeast Philadelphia home after the driver was shot and killed early Tuesday.

The crash took place at Montour Street and Longshore Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood after 4 a.m. A neighbor reported hearing what sounded like multiple gunshots from a distance followed by a loud boom near her home.

The neighbor walked outside to find the SUV crashed on a yard. It wasn’t clear if anyone was in the home.

Medics pronounced the 38-year-old SUV driver, later identified as Sadiq Abdul-Shakur Haqq-Barksdale, dead at the scene, Philadelphia police said.

He was shot at least once in the chest around the 5900 block of Oxford Avenue, police said. That's about 1 mile away from the crash scene.

Investigators placed a sheet over the vehicle as they searched for clues. No arrest has been made.

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Entering Thursday, Philadelphia had reported 428 homicides so far this year, a 40% increase from the same date last year and the highest homicide total since at least 2007.

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