Off-Duty Philly Officer Struck by Gunfire at July 4th Party

Off-duty Philadelphia Police Officer Fred Attakora was wounded and a 23-year-old man was killed when gunfire tore into an Independence Day party in Southwest Philadelphia.

Off-duty Philadelphia Police Officer Fred Attakora was wounded and a 23-year-old man was killed when gunfire tore into an Independence Day party in Southwest Philadelphia.

Both victims — Officer Attakora and a man named Michael Boateng were quickly transported to a nearby hospital. Attakora is reportedly recovering. Boateng has been declared dead.

Neither shooting victim appeared to be the intended target, according to NBC News.

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