Nurse wearing scrubs is detained after shooting dead a co-worker at a Philadelphia hospital

, Nurse wearing scrubs is detained after shooting dead a co-worker at a Philadelphia hospital, Nzuchi Times National News

A nurse wearing scrubs has been detained after shooting dead a co-worker at a Philadelphia hospital, fleeing in a U-Haul truck and injuring two cops in a gun-fight.

The 55-year-old nurse shot his co-worker on the ninth floor of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital just after midnight, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said at a news conference.

The co-worker, a 43-year-old man who was a certified nursing assistant, was later pronounced dead.

Cops cornered the shooter in the city’s Parkside section after he fled the Hospital in an U-Haul truck. The suspect opened fire on the officers, and all four fired back. 

Two officers received non-life-threatening injuries during the shootout. The gunman was shot in the upper body and neck and was taken to Penn Presbyterian for treatment but is expected to survive.    

, Nurse wearing scrubs is detained after shooting dead a co-worker at a Philadelphia hospital, Nzuchi Times National News

, Nurse wearing scrubs is detained after shooting dead a co-worker at a Philadelphia hospital, Nzuchi Times National News

Police are searching for a suspect who shot someone inside a Philadelphia hospital around 12.12am on Monday morning before fleeing in a U-Haul

Four officers managed to corner the suspect after they were alerted to the suspect’s location by a passerby near a school. 

, Nurse wearing scrubs is detained after shooting dead a co-worker at a Philadelphia hospital, Nzuchi Times National News

Officers observed him wearing body armor, and he had several weapons including a rifle and a semi-automatic handgun, Outlaw said.

The gunman opened fire on the officers, and all four fired back, the commissioner said. Two officers were struck – one suffered an elbow wound that will require surgery while the other was grazed on the nose.  

It was unclear what sparked the shooting and investigators were looking into the histories of both men, Outlaw said. Police believe the shooting was targeted.

The shooter was described as a man in blue scrubs and a mask with a black backpack. The clothes and U-Haul truck he allegedly fled the scene in was later recovered by officers. 

Investigators have not released any further details on the suspect or victim and it remains unclear what led to the gunfire. 

, Nurse wearing scrubs is detained after shooting dead a co-worker at a Philadelphia hospital, Nzuchi Times National News

, Nurse wearing scrubs is detained after shooting dead a co-worker at a Philadelphia hospital, Nzuchi Times National News

The suspect opened fire on the ninth floor of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City, according to 6 ABC