It all started around 4:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon — and an active situation is still underway, according to reports.
“Several police officers were hospitalized after being [wounded] in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section on Wednesday, according to officials,” as the Washington Examiner reported.
“At least four officers were hit by gunfire on the 3700 block of North 15th Street, including one shot in the hand, another in the head, and one in their arms.”
“Officers were sent to the Temple University hospital.”
Two officers were released from the hospital after their wounds were treated, according to reports from Fox News at approximately 9:45 p.m.
The suspect is apparently still holed up in a building; officials are attempting to resolve the situation without further violence.
See the tweets below for more information.
The situation is still ongoing and updates are coming in by the moment.
What is going on in Philadelphia explains how dangerous it is to be a police officer. Our prayers are with them, all the wounded and the ones still engaged. Attacking police officers is an attack on our decent and lawful society.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 15, 2019
NEW: Mayor Jim Kenney says six officers injured in Philadelphia shooting are “all in good spirits.”
— ABC News (@ABC) August 15, 2019
The active shooter situation in Philadephia is pulling at my heartstrings.
I know that department intimately, as I was a Philly resident who they TWICE protected from ANTIFA.
Reportedly, six of them are wounded. Everyone please say a prayer for the Philadelphia Police Dept.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 14, 2019
Terrible news. https://t.co/jcpnP8ZssZ
— Raymond Arroyo (@RaymondArroyo) August 14, 2019
Armored vehicle pulls up outside the structure where Philadelphia officers engage with at least one suspect in a shooting incident. Several officers have been injured, according to Philadelphia police. https://t.co/tqr65o3lIP pic.twitter.com/y1e43QStIv
— ABC News (@ABC) August 14, 2019
#BREAKING: One person in custody in Philadelphia shooting, someone else is still shooting at police. Philly's mayor is on his way to Temple Hospital where officers have been taken after being shot.
— Ryan Cummings (@RyanCummingsTV) August 14, 2019
#Breaking: 3 officers now being reported as shot; 1 in hand, 1 in head, 1 in arms. All at Temple Univ. hospital.
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) August 14, 2019
Watch above via CBSPhilly.
This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission; this article has been updated.
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