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Cop witnesses North Philadelphia shooting

It's unclear whether the officer was on duty, or in a marked or unmarked vehicle.
The 2600 block of West Cumberland StreetScreenshot / Google Maps

Authorities are looking for a suspect who shot and wounded a man in North Philly Saturday — while a cop watched the incident unfold.

A Philadelphia police officer parked a vehicle on the 2600 block of West Cumberland Street in Strawberry Mansionaround 10:15 p.m., according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. About two minutes later, the officer, whose identity wasn't disclosed by authorities, heard a gunshot.

Looking to his left, the officer saw a man in a burgundy jacket fire several more shots at another man. The gunman then tucked the weapon in his pants and fled the scene on foot, police said.

Officers later found a burgundy jacket and a silver revolver in an alleyway near the scene of the shooting. The gunman remains on the loose and has not been identified, according to theInky.

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The victim approached the witnessing officer and told him he had been shot in the shoulder. He was transported toTemple University Hospital.

The Inquirer reported that a spokesman for the PPD didn't know whether the witnessing officer was in a marked or unmarked police vehicle.

It's also unclear whether the officer was on duty or in uniform at the time of the shooting.

 
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