In addition to the four homicides in the city over the weekend, Philadelphia police are investigating three police shootings that occurred within a 5 1/2-hour span.
Internal Affairs Chief Inspector William Colarulo said the first incident happened at about 10:30 Friday night in West Philadelphia.
"Officers that were on patrol in the area heard gunshots," Colarulo said, and pursued a man who they suspected was linked to the incident.
The suspect pointed a gun at the officers and the officers fired back twice, Colarulo said. Both shots missed the suspect and he was apprehended.
The second shooting occurred about 2:50 a.m. Saturday on 4th Street near Wingohocking in Hunting Park, Colarulo said.
"A police officer was investigating a 15-year-old boy for a possible curfew violation," Colarulo said.
The teen fled with the officer in pursuit. The teen turned and pointed a gun at the officer, Colarulo said.
The officer fired back and hit the teen in the leg. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, Colarulo said.
About 4 a.m., on Frankford Avenue near Aramingo in Port Richmond, an off-duty police officer was asleep in his house when he heard three men trying to remove the front door that leads to the vestibule of his home, Colarulo said.
"He then observed one of the men with an unknown object," Colarulo said.
The officer fired once and the three men fled, but one of them was apprehended, Colarulo added. *