Northeast Times

Four hospitalized after unrelated shootings

Two un­re­lated shoot­ings in the North­east last week­end left four people hos­pit­al­ized, in­clud­ing one al­leged gun­man who was wounded by a po­lice of­ficer.

The po­lice shoot­ing oc­curred on Sunday at about 3:19 a.m. A 15th dis­trict of­ficer went to the 2000 block of Mar­garet St. in Frank­ford in re­sponse to a re­port of gun­fire and spot­ted a man fit­ting the de­scrip­tion of the al­leged gun­man on the 4600 block of Paul St. The of­ficer ex­ited his patrol car and ordered the sus­pect to raise his hands, but the man ran to­ward the 4600 block of Frank­ford Ave., po­lice said.

Dur­ing a lengthy foot pur­suit, the sus­pect al­legedly pulled a re­volver from his waist­band and poin­ted it at the of­ficer three times, with the of­ficer fir­ing his own gun at the sus­pect each time.

The chase even­tu­ally led to an empty lot, where the sus­pect dropped his gun, ran to an un­spe­cified block of Salem Street and ul­ti­mately stopped in a nearby al­ley, po­lice said. As the of­ficer at­temp­ted to hand­cuff the sus­pec­ted gun­man, he al­legedly grabbed for the of­ficer’s gun, prompt­ing the of­ficer to shoot him in the back, po­lice said. Au­thor­it­ies have not re­leased the iden­tity of the al­leged gun­man, who was taken to Hahne­mann Uni­versity Hos­pit­al in crit­ic­al con­di­tion. Po­lice re­covered the dis­carded re­volver in the empty lot.

In the shoot­ing that pre­cip­it­ated the foot pur­suit, the sus­pect al­legedly shot his ex-girl­friend, age 20, and her broth­er, 21. Both vic­tims were also taken to Hahne­mann Uni­versity Hos­pit­al in crit­ic­al con­di­tion, po­lice said. Crim­in­al charges are pending. An un­re­lated shoot­ing oc­curred on Sat­urday at about 10:10 p.m. on the 6100 block of Lovatt Ter­race in Lawndale. Po­lice ar­rived at the scene to find a 22-year-old man in the street with wounds of the neck and groin. He was taken to Al­bert Ein­stein Med­ic­al Cen­ter in crit­ic­al con­di­tion. Po­lice have not dis­closed a sus­pect or motive in the case. ••

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