July 01, 2016
An armed man fired shots into a Philadelphia women's shelter Thursday afternoon, police said, after a women he had followed from a nearby store had entered the building.
The Philadelphia police are seeking the public's help identifying the man, who is seen on surveillance video drawing a handgun and firing three bullets into the glass doors of the Safe Haven Women's Center nearby in Philadelphia's Logan neighborhood.
The incident began 2:30 p.m. Thursday inside the Rite Aid at 1334 Windrim Ave., police said. A woman told police she was approached by the suspect who attempted to start a conversation with her.
When woman told the suspect that she wasn't interested, police said, the man followed her around the store as she shopped. He then followed the victim out of the store when she left.
She entered the Safe Haven shelter, located a few blocks south of the store, where cameras recorded the suspect drawing a handgun from his right pocket and firing three times into the doors.
Police said the male sought is between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has a medium brown complexion, is clean shaven and was wearing a black Nike baseball cap, gray Nike t-shirt, dark-colored basketball pants and a dark colored backpack.
Police said that the suspect fled on foot and was last seen headed east on Fisher Avenue toward 13th Street.
According to police, no one was injured in this shooting.
Anyone with information should call Philadelphia police at 215-686-8477 or text a tip to 773847.
Also, tips can be sent anonymously to police here.