Caught on Cam: Gunman Chases Men Down Philadelphia Street, Firing Wildly

Dramatic video released on Thursday by Philadelphia Police shows a gunman approaching a group of men in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section and opening fire, then chasing the men down as they run for their lives.

The shooting happened in broad daylight near 8th and Butler streets just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, according to police.

Surveillance video shows a green Dodge or Plymouth minivan creeping slowly down the block before a man jumps out of the van, runs up behind three men as they walk along the sidewalk, and opens fire.

As the three men scatter, running, the gunman chases one of them back up the block, still wildly firing his weapon. Police said one of the men ran into a nearby corner store yelling that someone was trying to kill him.

Police said the driver of the van also got out and began firing shots down the street at one point, leaving the vehicle to continue rolling down the block.

Incredibly, police say no one was injured in the incident. Bullets did strike several parked cars on the block, though.

Police are asking the public's help to track down the green minivan shown in the surveillance video and the two men involved in the shooting -- the van's driver and the gunman.

The only description investigators had available of the driver and the gunman is that they wore black masks and dark-colored hooded sweatshirts at the time. They fled in the van after the shooting.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call East Detectives at 215-686-3243 or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).

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