Police wound gun suspect

Investigators examine a weapon and search for other evidence at the scene after a Philadelphia Police officer shot and wounded a gun suspect Sunday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A Philadelphia Police officer shot a 17-year-old who officials said pointed a handgun at officers during a foot pursuit Sunday night on North 57th Street near Media Street in the Carroll Park section of Philadelphia. According to police, officers encountered the suspect as they were responding to the report of a person with a gun.

Police then rushed the teen, who had been struck once in the torso, to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was listed in critical condition. Police said they recovered a semi automatic-handgun with an extended capacity magazine at the scene.

Media reports:

CBS3: Man Critical After Police-Involved Shooting In West Philadelphia
6ABC: 17-year-old shot by police in West Philadelphia
NBC10: Teen Boy Shot by Police in Carroll Park Section of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Daily News: Cops shoot gun-toting man in West Philadelphia

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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