Police Release Disturbing Footage Of Philadelphia Parking Officer Shot In The Head In Broad Daylight

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Philadelphia police released graphic surveillance footage showing the moment a Philadelphia Parking Authority officer was shot and wounded Friday afternoon.

The grisly incident unfolded around 4 p.m. in Philadelphia’s Frankford neighborhood, when the 37-year-old unidentified officer was writing tickets on Frankford Avenue near Orthodox Street, CBS News reported. The unidentified gunman is seen in the video walking up behind the officer before whipping out a pistol and shooting him at point-blank range. The officer immediately collapses to the ground, at which point the suspect and a bystander both flee, according to the footage.

The officer was critically wounded, CBS News reported. He sustained shots to the ear and shoulder, according to ABC6. (RELATED: Fugitive Hiding Under Mattress Ambushes Police, Gun Fight Erupts)

“It’s bold. It’s brazen and something we’re definitely going to do everything we can to solve immediately,” Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore said, according to ABC6.

Detectives are working with police to review the names of those who were given a ticket in the area that day, the outlet reported.

“He wrote tickets, that was his job out here today,” Vanore continued, according to ABC6. “He wrote several tickets. We are going to go through the history of what he did today and see if that gives us any clues.”

Police have not recovered a weapon, and the investigation is ongoing.