Philadelphia Police Sgt. Sylvia Young, who was shot six times during Friday night's shooting rampage in West Philadelphia, was released Tuesday afternoon from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
Dozens of fellow police officers who had gathered outside the hospital saluted Young as she emerged sitting on a wheelchair. The 19-year veteran with two grown daughters stood up on her own before Highway Patrol motorcycle officers escorted her the car she got into as it drove off.
"She's going to be resting at home, and going to therapy," a police spokeswoman said.
Young, 46, was shot in her shoulder, arm, and chest.
In a tweet from @PPD17District, fellow officers wrote simply: "Sgt. Sylvia Young, 22nd District, is going home today from the hospital."
In an email Tuesday night, Police Commissioner Richard Ross said he was "thankful for the outpouring of love and support that she received from her colleagues and members of the community."
"Sgt. Young is a very brave woman who is highly respected by many in the department," Ross added. "This city should be grateful that we have police officers like Sergeant Young who demonstrate their willingness to put their lives on the line to protect the people who live, work, and visit this city."
Young was on assignment alone in her patrol car at 52nd and Sansom Streets when Nicholas Glenn, 25, walked up to her car and shot at her 18 times through the window, police said. Six of the shots hit Young, who had been wearing a bulletproof vest.
Glenn was shot to death by other officers.
Ed Miller, a University of Pennsylvania police officer who is retired from the Philadelphia Police Department, was also shot in the attack. He was treated for gunshot wounds to his hip and ankle and was released Sunday.
Staff writer Robert Moran contributed to this article.