Philadelphia police officers come under gunfire while rendering aid to shooting victim

Philadelphia officers who were giving aid to a shooting victim came under gunfire late Sunday, according to the city police department, as an unknown suspect unleashed a barrage of bullets in their direction.

Officers who responded around 11 p.m. Sunday to reports of gunfire in the 1600 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue in north Philadelphia found the 19-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and were loading him into their police vehicle to be transported to the hospital when an unidentified suspect began firing at them, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported.

The officers took cover and headed toward where the bullets were coming from but did not discharge their firearms. No officers were injured in the incident. Two weapons were recovered from the scene, but no arrests have been made. The shooting victim was transported to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition as of Monday.

Investigations into both shootings are currently ongoing. Philadelphia is plagued by increasing violence. It’s one of 15 cities taking part of the community violence intervention collaborative announced by President Biden last week.



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