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Northeast Philadelphia shooting leaves 3 officers wounded, suspected gunman dead

Three Philadelphia police officers were shot Wednesday evening and a suspect is dead, according to reports. 

The officers were taken to a hospital with “non-life-threatening” injuries and are “alert and talking,” FOX 29 reported, citing law enforcement sources, including a police commander. 

One of the officers was reportedly shot in the hand and the other two were shot in the arm during the incident in the northeast part of the city. Two of the officers are men and one is a woman, FOX 29 reported. 

It wasn’t clear if the suspect was killed by police or what led up to the 7 p.m. shooting at the 7500 block of Whitaker Avenue. 

“When I think about Philadelphia and the community which we serve, the West Philadelphia area, crime there is still very prevalent,” Victoria Wylie, who co-owns a hoagie shop that has hired armed guards, told Fox News Digital. “So being someone who is reopening a business that’s really popular, that people have been waiting for, we don’t know who’s coming.” 

The story is developing.

Fox News’ Megan Myers contributed to this report. 

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