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Police Officer And Two Women Shot In Philly As Gunman Opens Fire From Third-Floor Window

Philadelphia, PA – A SEPTA transit police officer and two women were shot by a gunman Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. as officers on patrol heard gunshots in the area of Leiper Street and Arrott Street, according to CBS Philly.

The officers spotted the suspect and chased him to an apartment building in the 4700 block of Leiper Street.

The suspect then opened fire from the second- and third-floor windows of the building.

A SEPTA officer was shot at that time.

The suspect was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The wounded officer was transported to Temple University hospital and listed in critical but stable condition, according to WPVI.

A 57-year-old female and a 42-year-old female were transported to the hospital for gunshot wounds and are listed as stable. It is not clear at this time if the women were shot during the initial gunfire or if they were shot during the suspect’s gunfight with police.

The suspect’s identity has not been released at this time, nor has any potential motive for the attack been released.

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Written by
Christopher Berg

Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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Written by Christopher Berg


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