Investigators gather outside a grocery store on the corner of West Jefferson Street and North Lindenwood Street in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia Tuesday night after police shot and wounded a man they say was armed with a handgun during a violent struggle. Photographs for the gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Officers responded to a report of a person with a gun at about 8:30 p.m., according to CBS3. 6ABC reports that several officers stopped the suspect when police say he punched an officer in the face and then pulled a handgun from his pants pocket.
Officials say that an officer then shot the man in the stomach, according to an NBC10 report, adding he was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police say that they used as much restraint as possible and that the shooting was justified, according to a report from Fox29.
Police told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the gunman was also carrying a large concealed knife, and that the injured officer suffered a minor cut and bruises. The suspect was listed in critical condition and underwent surgery last night, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
In a separate incident, police rushed a 22-year-old man to HUP, where he was reported in critical condition after he was shot in the back just before 8 p.m. on South 57th Street near Hoffman Avenue in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia.
As we reported Tuesday, 17 people were shot between Friday night and early Tuesday morning in Philadelphia.
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