Police suspect road rage may have played a role in deadly Philadelphia shooting
PHILADELPHIA - A man is dead, and a person is in custody after police say a midday shooting that erupted on a South Philadelphia street may have been sparked by road rage.
Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to the 2000 block of Mercy Street around 11 a.m. for reports of a shooting.
Responding officers found the victim shot multiple times and drove him to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he died. He was later identified as 42-year-old Darren Whitfield.
Video from a nearby residence captured two cars speeding down Mercy Street in the wrong direction and abruptly stop in the middle of the block.
A person exits each car, and they begin fighting before they disappear off camera when suddenly several gunshots are heard.
Police confirm the shooting stemmed from an argument, and that the shooter is a 22-year-old man. No charges have been announced at this time.