Shots Fired During Police Pursuit of Stolen Cars

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Gunfire was exchanged during a Philadelphia Police pursuit of two stolen vehicles through Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods early Thursday morning.

Police put out a citywide assist call as a large presence of officers descended on Horrocks and Strahle streets in the city’s Rhawnhurst neighborhood as the chase ended before daybreak.

The incident began about 3 miles away in the city’s Oxford Circle neighborhood, police said. An officer saw one of the drivers perform a traffic violation along the 6600 block of Eastwood Street and began to chase that driver and another driver, investigators on the scene said.

It turned out the suspects were each driving carjacked vehicles, police said.

The men bailed out of the vehicles at Horrocks and Strahle and ran off into nearby woods, investigators said.

At some point, gunshots rang out but police didn’t immediately reveal who opened fire.

Police captured both suspects and could be seen loading one man into a police wagon.

There were no reports of injuries.

WATCH LIVE ON THIS PAGE: Philadelphia Police public affairs Capt. Sekou Kinebrew is expected to reveal more details about the incident at a 9:30 a.m. news conference Thursday.

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