BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A frightening scene. An out-of-control car causes chaos on Liberty Heights Avenue.
Weijia Jiang talked to neighbors who saw the scary crash.
Just after 11 a.m. Saturday, emergency crews rushed to a horrific scene in Northwest Baltimore and found the driver of a black Infiniti truck dead.
The vehicle was on its side, shattered into pieces, completely wrapped around a light pole at Liberty Heights and Eldorado Avenues. Police say before crashing, the driver struck a pedestrian in his 40s, who has been treated for a broken leg.
Witnesses watched it unfold.
“I didn’t hear the gunshots. All I seen was the car coming down the street, I say about a good 50, 60 miles per hour and he hit the pole,” said Corey, witness.
Now investigators are looking at a twist in the case. When medics cut the victim out of the truck, they saw he had been shot multiple times in the upper body and legs.
“It’s like watching a horror movie, you know? You see brains, gore and guts. It was like that,” said Mike, witness.
Police say witnesses tell them the chaos started at the intersection of Liberty Heights and Hillsdale, just a few blocks north of the scene.
“A vehicle pulled alongside the black Infiniti,” said Det. Donnie Moses, Baltimore City Police. “The driver got out, opened fire on the driver of the truck. Then that shooter got back into his vehicle and sped off.”
Police are still looking for the gunman as the crash team pieces together the gruesome accident.
“I never seen nothing like that ever happen before, so it’s got me shook up ’cause I never seen anything like that. It’s sad,” said Vera Stern, witness.
Police are waiting for the autopsy report to determine what caused the victim’s death. They have not released his identity.
Police are asking for the public’s help to find the gunman. You can report tips anonymously.