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Woman dies and five injured as gunman goes on rampage in Philadelphia

A man who went on a shooting rampage through the streets of Philadelphia killed a woman and wounded two police officers and three civilians before police fatally shot him.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says officers began chasing the man late on Friday after he ambushed Sergeant Sylvia Young, striking her several times in the arm and protective vest.

Mr Ross said Ed Miller, of the University of Pennsylvania police force, also was wounded. Both were in a stable condition early on Saturday.

The suspect also shot into a bar, striking a security guard in the leg, and used a woman as a shield before shooting her in the leg.

He later shot into a car, striking a man and a woman. Police say the woman died and the man is in critical condition.

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