One man was killed and two others wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon outside a North Philadelphia charter school.
The Pan American Academy Charter School, at Cambria and American Streets, was briefly placed on lockdown. Police said no students at the elementary school were injured.
Capt. Mike Cram of the 25th District said police were called around 1 p.m. after several people dialed 911 to report gunshots.
Cram said two men had been involved in a gun battle on Cambria, one firing from a Ford Taurus, and the other on the sidewalk. Both were hit during the shootout, Cram said. The man driving the Taurus was killed, and the man on the sidewalk was hit multiple times, Cram said. The second man flagged down police when they arrived on scene to tell them he had been shot, Cram said.
When the man in the Taurus was shot, Cram said, he lost control of the car and crashed into a bystander, injuring him. The pedestrian was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital; both shooters were taken to Temple University Hospital, Cram said.
Police recovered two guns from the scene, Cram said. Officers found one in the Taurus and followed a blood trail around the corner, where they found another, he said. It was unclear how many shots had been fired.
A motive in the case was unclear, Cram said.