Police: Anti-cop note found at scene of deadly rampage in Philadelphia

Scene of the shooting in west Philadelphia (KYW-TV)
Scene of the shooting in west Philadelphia (KYW-TV)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a “rambling” note expressing hatred for police was found after a man opened fire on a Philadelphia police officer then went on a shooting spree.

Police Commissioner Richard Ross said police found a note at the scene of last night’s rampage that left a woman dead and five people wounded, including two police officers. Police believe the note was written by the gunman, who was shot and killed by police.

Police said the still-unidentified suspect walked up to Sgt. Sylvia Young as she sat in her patrol car as part of a task force in west Philadelphia and shot her in the left arm, then shot University of Pennsylvania police officer Ed Miller in the ankle and pelvis. He also fired into a bar, injuring a security guard, and grabbed a woman and later shot her, then fired into a car, hitting a man and woman. Police said the woman died after being shot seven times.

Police said Saturday that the two wounded officers and the three other people injured were in stable condition.

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