Drag racing rally turns violent
By Wakisha Bailey
PHILADELPHIA CREAM (KYW) – A drag racing rally on the Temple University campus in north Philadelphia turned violent overnight. A cellphone video shows a large crowd at the intersection of North Broad and West Oxford Streets in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A video circulating on social media shows a white Charger out of control at the intersection.
“We saw people making donuts,” said student Kelby Swearington. “I’m from Houston and normally we don’t see things like this.”
Kelby Swearington is a freshman and wasn’t expecting this surprise show. He enjoys hundreds of watching what went from a drag race to a chaotic event. Eventually becoming violent, according to police.
At around 2:40 a.m., Temple University tweeted that shots had been fired in the same area.
Police said when officers arrived, the loud crowd started throwing stones and bottles at law enforcement.
Meanwhile, the students watched from their dormitory what could have been worse.
“They were going pretty fast,” Swearington said.
This is an ongoing investigation. It is not known if anyone was injured.
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