A gunman was shot and critically injured by police Friday night in Kensington after he ran from police, refused to stop, and began firing at officers, authorities said.
The drama began about 10:30 p.m. on Clementine Street, near Jasper, when officers observed a 33-year-old man with a bulge under his sweatshirt who was reaching toward his waistband area, police said.
Police told the man to stop, but instead he ran and led police on a chase. On nearby Helen Street, the man turned toward the officers with a handgun, police said. Officers believe the man fired his gun in their direction, and officers then fired back, police said.
The man then ran to Amber Street, near Cambria, where he raised his gun toward responding officers, police said. Those officers fired their weapons, shooting the man several times. Police then took the wounded man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
During the shooting, police said, a 36-year-old woman who was walking on Amber Street was shot in her left leg. She was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she was treated and released.
Police have not said if they recovered a handgun from the 33-year-old man, whom they did not identify.