A woman died after an apparent chase, shooting and crash in Philadelphia overnight.
The woman was riding in a car that crashed into an SUV and parked car near along East Cayuga Street near I Street in Philadelphia’s Juniata Park neighborhood around 2:15 a.m. Monday.
Officers found the 28-year-old woman shot multiple times in the passenger seat of a green Chevy Cruze and rushed her to the hospital where she died.
The driver of the crashed car told Philadelphia police investigators that he was being chased prior to crashing. After the wreck, a late-90s model, light-colored sedan pulled up alongside the car and someone got out and opened fire, the driver told police.
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Investigators found multiple bullet casings outside of the car, police said.
Homicide investigators spoke to witnesses and continued to search for clues to track down the woman’s killer.
Philadelphia has been ravaged by deadly violence this year. Entering Monday, at least 331 people had been killed in Philadelphia – a 34% increase from this time last year and the highest total since at least 2007.
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