Police fire guns at suspects in North Philadelphia shoot-out

Philadelphia police broke up a shoot-out in North Philadelphia early Monday morning by responding with deadly force. Credit: Metro file photo
Philadelphia police broke up a shoot-out in North Philadelphia early Monday morning by responding with deadly force.
Credit: Metro file photo

Philadelphia police officers fired their duty weapons at men involved in a gun battle in North Philadelphia early this morning.

No officers were injured in the shoot-out at 23rd and Berks streets, 6ABC Action News reports. A separate crime scene believed to be linked to the shoot-out was discovered on the 2500 block of Page Street.

One of the two men police fired on sustained what the report described as non-life-threatening injuries. He was hospitalized, while a second man was in police custody and a third was able to flee the scene.

Police reportedly ordered the men to drop their guns, but when the shoot-out continued, they responded with force.

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau is also investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Sunday about 5:30 p.m. in the city’s Wynnefield section, Action News reports.



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