Police: Woman, 32, shot while driving slams into car carrying family of 7

A woman is in critical condition after police say she was found shot inside a car that had slammed into an SUV with a family of seven inside.

According to police, a 34-year-old woman was driving a silver Nissan on Chestnut Street with another man inside when her car was peppered with gunfire.

The woman was shot twice in the back and taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital. The passenger fled the scene, police said.

After the shooting, the woman continued driving and slammed into an SUV carrying a mother, father and five children at the intersection of 51st and Chestnut Street. The SUV flipped on its side, but police say none of the passengers sustained serious injuries.

Investigators do not know what caused the shooting at this time. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the department is looking into crime cameras near the intersection where the crash happened.


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