Philadelphia Homicide Investigation: Man shot and killed while driving in West Oak Lane, crashes into parked cars

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A man shot dead while driving on Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane crashed into several parked cars before landing on a front lawn, police say.

Officers responded to 911 calls about a shooting in the 7400 block of Gilbert Street just after 8 p.m. Wednesday.

First responders found the 46-year-old man slumped behind the driver’s seat of a GMC Denali.

According to police, the driver was the only one in the vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the spot.

His identity is not yet known, but police say his vehicle is registered outside of the city.

At least five shots were fired further south on the block near Washington Lane, according to authorities.

Witnesses say the shooter went to the Denali’s driver’s door and fired multiple times.

The suspect was last seen driving south on Gilbert towards Washington Lane.

According to police, the victim managed to drive another block after being shot before an accident occurred.

“After being shot, the victim was driving the vehicle a full block north, collided with three parked unattended vehicles and came to a stop on a front lawn,” said Scott Small, chief inspector of the Philadelphia Police Department.

A stray bullet pierced the front door of a nearby house and got stuck in the living room, just meters from where a woman was in her kitchen.

The police checked surveillance cameras in the area.

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