Philadelphia Police Crash While Rushing Gunshot Victim to Hospital

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A Philadelphia police officer rushing a gunshot victim to the hospital Wednesday morning was involved in crash.

The wreck took place at Erie Avenue and Old York Road in North Philadelphia after 6 a.m. Wednesday.

SEPTA police overheard the crash on a police scanner and rushed a Philadelphia police officer from the scene to the hospital, a SEPTA spokesperson said.

The condition of that officer and the person who was initially shot wasn't immediately clear.

A black sedan had front-end damage while a police cruiser wound up on the grass near the sidewalk.

Police shutdown the intersection as they investigated. They didn't reveal where the initial shooting took place.


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