Sources: Suspect shot by police in North Philadelphia believed to be connected to deadly FedEx shooting

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Sources tell Action News that a suspect who was shot and wounded by officers in North Philadelphia is believed to be connected to a fatal shooting at a FedEx distribution center near the city’s airport on Friday afternoon.

According to police, the suspect was shot and killed just after 5:30 p.m. Friday at 10th and Westmoreland streets in North Philadelphia.

According to preliminary reports, the suspect fired shots at the police and the officers returned fire, hitting the suspect.

The suspect was taken to Temple University Hospital in an unknown condition.

This person’s name has not been released. It does not appear that police officers were injured.

Sources say the suspect has been linked to a fatal shooting at a FedEx distribution center in Tinicum Twp., Pa. early Friday afternoon.

Further details about the victim of this shooting or what led to this incident were not available.

Officials said there was no threat to the community and the shooting was being investigated as a possible workplace violence incident.

After the shooting, a FedEx spokesman issued a statement saying the company was shocked and was cooperating with authorities.

“We are shocked and saddened by this senseless act of violence. Our sincere thoughts are with the victim and all those affected by this tragic event. We are fully cooperating with the investigating authorities. Please contact local law enforcement with any further questions at this time,” the statement said.

Authorities did not say how the suspect shot by officers in North Philadelphia was connected to the FedEx shooting.

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