Man fatally shot then accidentally runover at rap video shoot
POSTED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:18pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A Philadelphia man was shot and killed then accidentally run over Thursday night during the filming of an amateur rap video.
The shooting happened as cameras rolled around 7:00 p.m. in the Olney section of Philadelphia.
There were about 100 people at the filming of the video, according to police.
A 33-year-old man was hit in the head and later pronounced dead at the hospital.
"He collapsed on the street in the 500 block of Tabor and during all the confusion he was run over by a vehicle trying to get out of the area after hearing the gunshots," said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
Police say that driver won't be charged.
Officers took three men with guns into custody after watching amateur video of the incident.
Investigators say they believe one of those men is the shooter.
"We immediately watched the video and we were able to determine the description of the shooter who was seen clearly on the tape," Small said.
Police were trying to obtain other videos that were filmed during the time of the shooting.
Police don't know what prompted the gunfire.