Anti-police note left before deadly Philadelphia shooting spree that kills 2, wounds 5
A rampaging gunman fired a volley of shots at an unsuspecting Philadelphia police sergeant Friday night, then went on a deadly shooting spree through the city’s west side before he was himself killed by responding officers.
Six people were shot by the gunman – including two injured officers. A civilian woman was killed as the man tore through the city. Another man was critically injured and was being treated at a Philadelphia hospital. The other two people were in stable condition, a police spokesperson told The Washington Post.
Police haven’t released the name of the suspect, but Philly.com reported that officers had recovered a “rambling” letter written by him that “expressed hatred toward police and probation officers.” The news site said officers don’t believe the shooting was motivated by religious beliefs, but an official police Twitter account said it was the work of “an individual driven by hatred.”