Police say gunman opened fire on several police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Police are on the hunt for a man who they say opened fire on officers and then fled the scene.

Around 1:45 p.m., police received a call reporting a man with a gun on 11th and Sartain Street in North Philadelphia. When officers arrived, they say they found the suspect armed with a gun, possibly a Tec-9.

The man allegedly fired several shots at the responding officers before fleeing the scene on 13th and Huntingdon Street.

No officers were struck or injured in the shooting. Several officers as well as members of the SWAT team and K9 units are searching for the suspect in abandoned homes and grassy areas.

Florida gunman kills 6 in standoff with police

Pedro Vargas set fire to his South Florida apartment, killed 6, and held another 2 hostage at gunpoint for three hours before a SWAT team stormed the complex and fatally shot him Saturday, according to police and witness accounts.

Pedro Vargas

Cops say Pedro Vargas, 43, set a combustible liquid on fire to start the blaze


A Florida madman went on a rampage in his apartment complex, killing six innocents, shooting it out with police and holding two people hostage for three hours before cops shot him dead.

Pedro Vargas, 43, began his eight hours of terror early Friday evening by torching the fourth-floor apartment he shared with his mother in the building in Hialeah, just a few miles north of Miami.

Building managers Italo Pisciotti, 79, and his wife, Camira Pisciotti, 69, noticed smoke and ran to Vargas’ residence.

Neighbor Nelson Flores said he witnessed an argument as Pisciotti wanted to call the police — but Vargas insisted he hold off, since he had something to hide.

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