Police shoot man during traffic stop; report gun recovered

Above: Evidence chalk circles a gun at the scene after police shot and wounded a man Wednesday night in Olney. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Investigators gathered at the scene after police officers opened fire and critically wounded a man Wednesday on Champlost Street near Mascher Street in the Olney section of Philadelphia.

The 55-year-old was driving on Champlost around 9:15 p.m. when two officers stopped his vehicle, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Police said the man exited at the request of the officers and was being frisked when a struggle ensued, according to CBS3.

Champlost Police DischargeInvestigators examine evidence at the scene of the police-involved shooting Wednesday night in Olney. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

It was unclear if the man fired a shot but both officers fired their weapons striking the man multiple times, according to 6ABC. Police said they recovered a semi-automatic handgun at the scene, according to NBC10.

Fox29 reported that the wounded man was in critical condition at Einstein Medical Center.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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