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- Police are working to determine if a man who shot and killed his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend will be charged or if he acted in self-defense.
- Police say the man killed his girlfriend's ex after the ex intentionally crashed into his car in Philly's Frankford section.
- It was one of three deadly shootings in Philadelphia Tuesday night.
A man shot and killed his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend after the ex intentionally crashed into his car during a violent Tuesday night in Philadelphia, police said.
The ordeal began at 8:52 p.m. in the city's Frankford neighborhood when the man and his girlfriend went to pick up her baby at her ex-boyfriend's home on the 4300 block of Milnor Street.
The woman's ex, a 32-year-old man, was also the father of her child, police said. When the 32-year-old man saw her with her current boyfriend, he got into a physical altercation with her, according to investigators.
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The woman and her current boyfriend then went back into their car. The 32-year-old man then entered his own vehicle and intentionally crashed it into his ex's car, causing it to slam into at least two other vehicles, according to police.
The woman's current boyfriend then pulled out a gun, got out of the car and fired multiple shots at the 32-year-old man, striking him in the chest and torso, police said. The 32-year-old man was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:32 p.m.
Officials say the woman's current boyfriend fled the scene before being apprehended by police about a mile away on the 4500 block of Oakland Street. He was taken into custody and is cooperating with police. Investigators have not yet determined if the man will be charged or if he acted in self-defense.
The deadly shooting was one of three in Philadelphia Tuesday night.
Three male victims were outside a corner store on the 2900 block of North Howard Street in North Philadelphia at 6:04 p.m. when a gunman opened fire.
All three victims were shot multiple times. One person died from his injuries while the two other victims were taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.
A third shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. on the 2300 block of Moore Street in South Philadelphia. A 21-year-old man and 26-year-old man were sitting inside a Chevrolet Impala when a gunman fired 20 shots at the vehicle. Both men were shot several times and taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where they were both pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m.
No arrests have been made in the North Philly and South Philly shootings.