WEST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia Police have identified the gunman in a West Philadelphia shooting that killed one civilian, and injured five others including two police officers.
25-year-old Nicholas Glenn has been identified as the shooter. He had 16 prior arrests.
SKYFOX was over the scene where shots rang out near 51st and Sansom Streets around 11:20 p.m. Friday.
The injured officers have been identified as Sgt, Sylvia Young, 46, and UPenn Police Officer Eddie Miller, 56. Sgt. Young is a 19-year veteran of the force, and police say she was on a special assignment Friday night. Officer Miller is a retired Philadelphia Police officer who has been with UPenn Police for two years.
Police say Glenn fired 18 times into Sgt. Young’s vehicle. She was hit five times in the vest and three times in the arm.
Both officers were rushed to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where they were listed in stable condition. Early Saturday morning Philadelphia Commissioner Ross said both officers were up and speaking.
Four more civilians were also injured by gunfire during the suspect’s violent rampage, including one woman who was used as a human shield before being shot in the leg. Two more civilians were shot as the suspect fired shots at their car. A man and woman inside the car were both struck in the chest. The woman has since succumbed to her injuries, while the man remains in critical condition.
Glenn was found to be in possession of a note with the heading "Doomed People," which indicated his hatred toward his probation/parole officers and police among other unclear statements.
His firearm, a Ruger Model SR9, 9MM, semi-automatic pistol with obliterated serial numbers was recovered at the scene. The firearm was loaded with fourteen live 9MM rounds. There were empty magazines throughout the scene that Glenn had discarded as he emptied the magazines and re-loaded with spare magazines.
It was determined that Glenn discharged his weapon at least 51 times during the incident.