Authorities say a man who went on a shooting rampage through the streets of Philadelphia wounded two police officers and five civilians and killed a woman before police fatally shot him.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says officers began chasing the man late Friday after he ambushed Sgt. Sylvia Young, striking her several times in the in the arm and protective vest. Ross says Ed Miller of the University of Pennsylvania police force also was wounded. Both were in stable condition early Saturday.
Ross says the suspect also shot into a bar, striking a security guard in the leg, and used a woman as a shield before shooting her in the leg.
He later shot into a car, striking a man and a woman. Police say the woman died and the man was in critical condition.
The suspect was cornered in an alley and fatally shot by police, the commissioner said.
Young, a 19-year police veteran, was sitting in her vehicle at about 11:20 p.m. when she was ambushed by the suspect, who fired numerous shots, Ross said. Young was struck up to eight times, multiple times in her protective vest and left arm.
The suspect fled, Ross said, and shot into a nearby bar, striking a security guard in the leg. The man then grabbed a woman and used her as a shield before shooting her in the leg.
Moments later, as police gave chase, the suspect shot into a car, striking a man and a woman in the chest. Ross said they were both in critical condition.
Ross said Miller and two police officers chased the man into an alley, where he was shot and killed.
The identities of the suspect and the others who were injured were not immediately released.
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