Woman Shot by Officers After Driver Tries to Run Them Down: Police

A woman wound up in the hospital and several people wound up in police custody after a police-involved shooting in the Wissinoming section of the city.

Investigators say two officers were conducting a traffic stop on the 4800 block Comly Street Sunday night. Police say they heard a woman inside the car scream, “hurry up!” They also say they spotted the driver of the car concealing something under the front seat.

As they approached the vehicle, investigators say the driver attempted to flee the scene. The officers ordered the man to stop but he allegedly accelerated and tried to run one of them down.

Investigators say one officer fired twice into the driver’s side of the vehicle while the other officer fired once into the rear passenger side. The vehicle then fled the scene, according to officials.

Police say the same vehicle was spotted on Frankford Avenue about 40 minutes later. Responding officers took at least two people into custody. Police also say a third passenger, an unidentified woman, was suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and wasn't cooperating with investigators.

Police have not yet identified the suspects or revealed the specific charges against them. 

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