Shooting victim dies after crashing into house

Investigators look over the scene after a shooting victim crashed into an abandoned house late Wednesday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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Medics pronounced a shooting victim dead at the scene after firefighters extricated him from a car that had crashed into an abandoned row house shortly before midnight Wednesday on Seybert Street near North 16th Street in North Philadelphia. The victim was estimated to be in his 20s.

Police said it appeared that the victim threw the car into reverse to escape the shooter, backing into the house, according to 6ABC. The crash caused hundreds of bricks from the building to topple on to the car, according to Philly.com.

The victim was shot multiple times, according to Fox29. Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that medics declared him dead on the scene at 12:06 a.m.

NBC10 reported that investigators found 18 spent shell casings about 100 feet from the crash scene. Police said they will be checking several area surveillance cameras in hopes of identifying the shooter, according to CBS3.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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