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PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police say an officer escaped serious injury by pushing a gun away when a man pointed it at his head.
Police say 46-year-old Sgt. Robert Ralston was shot around 4 a.m. Monday when he approached two men in West Philadelphia. Investigators say one of the men aimed a gun at the officer's head, but Ralston was able to disrupt the shooter's aim by pushing the weapon away.
Police say the men fled along a set of railroad tracks. One of the suspects may have been injured when Ralston returned fire.
Ralston was treated at a hospital and released a couple hours later with a minor wound to his left shoulder.
Police are searching for the two men.