Officers fired upon for 2nd night in a row in Philadelphia

The confrontation came a day after an officer was ambushed in her car in west Philadelphia

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks at a news conference at police headquarters on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2016. Ross identified the gunman in the Friday overnight attack as Nicholas Glenn, who was "well-known" to police and has a criminal record. (AP Photo/Megan Trimble)
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks at a news conference at police headquarters on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2016. Ross identified the gunman in the Friday overnight attack as Nicholas Glenn, who was "well-known" to police and has a criminal record. (AP Photo/Megan Trimble)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say police officers came under fire in Philadelphia for the second night in a row, but no one was injured.

Police say officers noticed a 19-year-old man apparently smoking marijuana shortly before midnight Saturday in an area of central Philadelphia packed with restaurants, shops and clubs.

Officers pursued him to a nearby street, where authorities allege that he opened fire, discharging at least three shots. The officers didn’t return fire. He was later arrested and police recovered a gun.

Several people were injured, several critically, in unrelated shootings overnight.

The confrontation came a day after an officer was ambushed in her car in west Philadelphia and a university police officer and four other people were shot before the gunman was killed. One of the people shot later died.
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This story has been corrected to show that police now say one suspect was arrested, not two.

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