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Officer Shot, Suspect Killed Outside Philly Club

By Wyatt Earp | October 28, 2007

I can’t even go away for a relaxing weekend?

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― A Police officer was wounded and a suspect was killed after a shootout outside a West Philadelphia nightclub early Sunday morning.

Officers were called to club Koko Bongo near 38th and Ludlow Streets as between 500-600 people left for the evening.

Police said Officer Saundra Van Hankel, a ten-year veteran of the force, was part of the special detail assigned to patrol the club, which authorities have been watching closely.

“The detail was set up because they had problems at the club last week. We had a sergeant and approximately nine other officers at that location,” said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson.

As the crowd exited the club, a scuffle broke out followed by dozens of gunshots according to eyewitness reports.

Thankfully, there is good news:

A suspect in the shooting was killed after taking a single shot to the chest. Police believe at least four others in the crowd opened fire on police. (H/TCBS3)

Note to Philly’s gun-toting thugs: Shoot at us if you want, but we shoot back . . . and we have much better aim. Just ask the suspect in this incident. Oh, wait . . . you can’t!

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