Police said a shooting inside an Airbnb led to a chase and crash in South Philadelphia.
The chaotic series of events began when a gunman fired seven shots at Airbnb at a 2000 plot of Titan Street in Point Breeze shortly after 10:30 PM.
“Several bullets, at least four, entered through the front door, and at least one went through the front window of the property. This is where we think the victim was inside Airbnb when he was hit by gunfire,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Scott Small.
Police said the 24-year-old victim, who was shot in the head, ran away from the back of the house, jumped on the fence and reported to a District 17 officer at the district headquarters.
The victim managed to tell the police where he was shot. He was taken to hospital in stable condition.
Police said that the officers who arrived on Titan Street were met by several witnesses.
“I heard gunfire,” said Gina McCready. “The whole building was, sort of, outside.”
A witness across the street said a red Dodge Ram drove away from the scene of the shooting.
The police sent an alert to the truck. Several streets away, District One officers spotted the car and began chasing it.
The runaway truck crashed into the back of a police patrol vehicle at 25 and Rettner Streets, then set off and collided with two parked cars in Building 2700 of South Daly Street.
Police said a 15-year-old man and three men in their twenties got off the truck and fled. Officers chased the four suspects on foot and arrested them.
Police said that a semi-automatic weapon was recovered from the truck.
“We don’t know at this time which of the four who fled on foot from the pickup truck is really the shooter, we are not sure at this time, but we think that the car and these passengers may have been involved because witnesses saw Small the truck running off Titan Street right after the shooting fire “.
The truck is being held as part of the crime scene. The four were transferred to the Southern Investigation Department, where they were interviewed.
Small said there are surveillance cameras on Titan Street that could aid the investigation.