Two men were shot and killed by police in separate shootings Wednesday night.
The first incident was on Wyalusing Avenue near 65th Street in West Philadelphia. Police responded to the area for a report of two males with guns shortly before 6:30 p.m. According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, arriving officers spotted the suspects, who then fled on foot. As officers gave chase, one suspect was struck by a car, but recovered and allegedly pointed a gun at the officers. The officers fired and struck the suspect once in the chest, Small said.
Police recovered a fully-loaded Glock .9mm near the suspect, Small said.
The suspect was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. Police did not release his name.