Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty shoots at cops in Pennsylvania, hits one officer

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PENNSYLVANIA — A 51-year-old man went on a shooting spree Friday in which he apparently targeted police officers.

Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty was identified by police as the shooter.  Police prevailed in the shootout, as they shot and killed him at 7pm on Friday.

In the exchange of gunfire, a Pennsylvania state trooper was shot but she is expected to make a full recovery.

Various reports claim police were deliberately targeted, and that El-Mofty was slain as he fired at officers while carrying two rifles and a shotgun.  Officials say they have no idea what the motivation is at this point.

A bomb squad investigated a suspicious device spotted near the scene of where El-Mofty was killed, but no threat was found, WHTM-TV reported.

Marsico said the FBI was assisting in the investigation to determine if it was a planned act of terrorism, the station reported.

“We can’t comment on that at this time,” Marsico told the station. “But the investigation will continue and it will be thorough.”

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse commended police for their “exceptional bravery,” while Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said he was “grateful for the swift reaction” of the officers, in statements obtained by WGAL.

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