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Police in gunfight in West Philadelphia, suspect in custody

Police car lights. (Dreamstime/TNS)

A police officer exchanged gunfire with a man Thursday night in West Philadelphia, and the shooting suspect was apprehended a short time later, police said.

No injuries were reported.

The confrontation occurred around 7:40 p.m. in the area of 55th and Summer Streets.

Police said they were conducting a traffic stop of a Chevrolet Tahoe when someone from the vehicle shot at police. An officer returned fire with one shot.

The suspected shooter ran from the vehicle but was apprehended a short time later, police said. The Tahoe was driven away but crashed nearby into another car, and two people ran from the fleeing SUV but were later taken into custody.

A gun was found on the 5400 block of Summer Street and another suspect — possibly the fourth person in the Tahoe — was being sought, police said.


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