Police investigate shooting involving off-duty police officer

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Philadelphia Police Internal Affairs continues to investigate a shooting by an off-duty officer.

It happened around 6:30 Monday evening at a home on Taunton Road in the Northeast.

Police say an off-duty police officer fired at least two shots at a family member. The victim was taken to Aria Torresdale Hospital in critical but stable condition. Police say it started with a verbal argument that turned physical.

"During this altercation the off duty police officer is armed with an off duty weapon and during this altercation the weapon was discharged at least twice striking one of the individuals inside of the home in the torso," said Lieutenant John Stanford

Police say two other people were in the house at the time but were not hurt. They have not said what the argument was about or the exact relationship of the officer and victim.