PHILADELPHIA - Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her car at gunpoint and drove it into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia on Friday, killing two children and critically injuring three other people, police said.
The woman was carjacked in the Tioga section of north Philadelphia, Homicide Capt. James Clark said.
"Something obviously went horribly wrong at this intersection," he said. "The vehicle went out of control, striking these five individuals."
One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene and another at a hospital, Clark said. Two more children and the woman were taken to hospitals in critical condition, he said. Authorities didn't say how she was injured.
The two men fled the scene and are being sought. Officials said a $40,000 reward was being offered, $20,000 for each victim of what were classified as homicides.
Police sought footage from surveillance cameras in the area to gather evidence and asked anyone with information in the case to come forward.