PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a gunman shot an off-duty officer trying to break up a robbery at the box office of a movie theater near the University of Pennsylvania.
Officer Tanya Little says the state Capitol police officer was shot in the shoulder at around 7 p.m. Friday. A 20-year-old bystander was shot in the thigh.
Police say the officer was going to a movie when he stumbled on a robbery at the box office of the Bridge theater.
Gunfire erupted when the officer tried to break it up. Police say the gunman shot the officer and the bystander before running away.
Both are listed in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Authorities are searching for the gunman.