Police: Anti-Cop Note Found at Scene of Deadly Philadelphia Rampage

 VOA FILE - Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks at a news conference in Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 2016.

VOA FILE – Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks at a news conference in Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 2016.

A gunman suspected of being motivated by hatred for law enforcement killed a woman and wounded two police officers and three civilians in Philadelphia before he was shot and killed by police.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said police found what he described a “rambling” note at the scene of the Friday night rampage. Police think the gunman wrote the note, which expressed hatred for the police and named a probation officer.

“This is a completely bizarre situation,” Ross said.

A police chase and shootout through city streets began about 11:20 p.m. Friday (0320 GMT Saturday) after Sergeant Sylvia Young, a 19-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, was ambushed while sitting in her patrol car.

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