Officers shoot and kill gunman who fired at police

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Officers shoot and kill gunman who fired at police. Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on December 23, 2017. (WPVI)

Law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania have shot and killed a gunman who fired at police in several locations in Harrisburg, the state capital.

Authorities say 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty fired at a Capitol police officer around 4 p.m. Friday and then at a Pennsylvania state trooper a short while later. He was killed during a shootout with local and state police. Authorities say he was armed with two handguns, believed to be 9 mm weapons.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico says El-Mofty recently traveled to the Middle East and has ties there. He said during a news conference Friday night that authorities have no motive for the attack.

Marsico says a state trooper was struck by a bullet but is doing well.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thanked officers who "were directly in harm's way."

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