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State Police Shoot and Kill 18-Year-Old in Philadelphia at Scene of Road Blockade

Burnout scenes in Philly a growing problem.

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Pennsylvania State Police say one of its troopers shot and killed an 18-year-old in Philadelphia early Sunday morning.

According to information from PSP Troop K-Philadelphia, troopers responded to Interstate 95-South, near Penn’s Landing, just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday after getting reports of “numerous” vehicles and pedestrians blocking the road.

Police say vehicles there were “racing, doing burnouts, and drifting” while others blocked the road. A “significant” number of vehicles and pedestrians – namely people who’d stopped their vehicles, got out, and were watching the scene unfold – were in the roadway, blocking traffic.

Prior to police arriving, they say, they’d gotten a report of “shots fired” from the scene on I-95.

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Police say they tried to make contact with one of the vehicle’s operators but his vehicle “failed to yield” and the driver – identified as Anthony Allegrini Jr., 18, of Glen Mills, struck 2 State Police troopers.

During this incident, police say a trooper took a shot at Allegrini with his service pistol. Allegrini was shot and later pronounced dead at the scene by medics from Philadelphia Fire Dept.

Street Racing a Serious Problem in Philadelphia

Street racing scenes across Philadelphia are becoming more common, unfortunately. Large mobs of people and drivers block entire public roadways and cause utter chaos, not unlike the scene of the police-involved shooting early Sunday on I-95.

Here are some Twitter videos showing some of these chaotic scenes:

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