Shooting leaves 2 officers, 4 others wounded; suspect dead

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials say two police officers and four civilians have been wounded in a wild shootout that covered a number of blocks in West Philadelphia, and a suspect has been shot and killed.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says Sgt. Sylvia Young was shot up to eight times, multiple times in her protective vest, late Friday night. Officials say Ed Miller, a former member of the Philadelphia police force who is an officer with the University of Pennsylvania, was also shot. There was no immediate work on Miller’s injury. Both are in stable condition.

Ross says a suspect walked up to Young’s police vehicle and opened fire just before 11:30 p.m., hitting the 19-year veteran in the left arm. He says the suspect then fled and shot into a nearby bar, striking a security guard in the leg. He then grabbed a woman and used her as a shield before shooting her in the leg. Then, moments later, the suspect shot into a car, striking a man and a woman who police say are 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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