New particulars emerge in Philadelphia hospital capturing

30

The scrubs-wearing gunman who allegedly opened hearth inside a Philadelphia hospital early Monday — killing a colleague and wounded two law enforcement officials throughout his escape — has been caught, in response to reviews.

The 55-year-old nursing assistant at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was sporting scrubs and physique armor when he allegedly fatally shot a 43-year-old fellow nursing assistant on the ninth ground shortly after midnight, NBC Philadelphia reported.

The unidentified suspect then took off in a U-Haul. About an hour later, a passerby in West Philadelphia’s Parkside neighborhood flagged down police, who positioned the armed man, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw instructed reporters.

The gunman, who was armed with a rifle and handgun, opened hearth on the cops, wounding two, earlier than being struck within the higher physique and neck by return hearth, the highest cop mentioned.

One officer was shot within the shoulder and the opposite was struck within the nostril, however they’re each anticipated to get better, in response to the information outlet.

A nurse assistant allegedly shot another nurse assistant at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
A nurse assistant allegedly shot one other nurse assistant at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
CBS Philly

The suspect was listed in important situation but additionally is anticipated to outlive, police mentioned.

Police are investigating a motive within the capturing.

“We do believe that other employee was targeted. The reasons why, at this point, we still don’t know,” Outlaw mentioned, according to 6ABC.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw provides updates on the situation.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw offers updates on the state of affairs.
Philadelphia Police Department

“We learned that he was wearing body armor and was carrying multiple weapons. In addition to the long gun, which was believed to be an AR-15, he was also carrying some form of a semi-automatic handgun,” she mentioned.

“We do believe that we don’t have any other outstanding shooting offenders or suspects from the Jefferson Hospital [incident]. We’re not looking for anyone else at this time and that’s all we know,” Outlaw added.

Police at the scene of the hospital shooting in Philadelphia.
Police on the scene of the hospital capturing in Philadelphia.
CBS Philly