OLNEY – March 22, 2012 (WPVI) — Police are investigating the death of a man during the filming of an amateur rap video in the Olney section of Philadelphia.
The rap video was being recorded near the security cameras of a restaurant, which apparently captured the violent and deadly incident.
There was a crowd so large at the corner of 5th Street and Tabor Road during the rap video taping, undercover Philadelphia police officers were watching over it.
That’s when gunfire erupted.
“I didn’t hear it, but I pulled up and the scene was just ridiculous,” Olney resident Terron Watson told Action News.
Investigators say more than 100 people were gathered for the recording of an amateur rap video around 7:00 p.m. when someone fired the shots.
“The scene initially was very hectic. Once shots were fired, you’ve got a crowd of a 100 people., they flee in every direction,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
In the melee, a car accidentally ran over the head of a man who had fallen. He was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.