By Wyatt Earp | June 14, 2009
And once again, the shooting occurred in my division.
A 26-year-old Philadelphia Police officer is at Temple University Hospital recovering from a gunshot wound he sustained while patrolling the streets, early Sunday morning.
Police say that Officer Ashley Hoggard and his partner, both of the 39th district were out patrolling the streets as part of Operation Pressure Point, when they heard gunshots coming from the area of 13 and Somerset Streets around 2:30 a.m.
I know Officer Hoggard. We work the same schedule, and he is always at the division with arrests. Good cop, nice guy.
Lieutenant Vanore, of the Philadelphia Police said, “They observed a male that they believe was firing a weapon, they took cover position as they seen him heading in their direction.”
Despite taking the cover position to protect himself, police say that Officer Hoggard was shot once in the shoulder. Hoggard’s partner drove him to Temple University Hospital where he remains in stable condition.
Thank God for that. As we in Philly know by now, it could have been much, much worse.
When police arrived at the scene they recovered a gun and came across three other victims who had also been shot. We are told that these three people are also listed in stable condition.
The suspect was not apprehended and remains at large. (H/T – CBS3)
Well, enjoy your freedom while it lasts, scumbag. We’ll find you, and we’ll bring you in to face (hopefully) swift justice.