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