Police says officers noticed two men apparently smoking marijuana late Saturday in an area of central Philadelphia that’s packed with restaurants, shops and clubs.
They pursued the men to a nearby street, where authorities said one of the men opened fire, discharging four shots. The officers didn’t return fire. They arrested the two men and recovered a gun.
Several people were injured in unrelated shootings overnight.
The confrontation came a day after an officer was ambushed in her car in west Philadelphia and a university police officer and four other people were shot before the gunman was killed. One of the people shot later died.