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BREAKING: Five Philadelphia Officers Shot, Gunman Still Firing Shots

Five Philadelphia police officers have been shot in the Nicetown section of the city.

Philadelphia, PA – At least five police officers were shot, with a sixth wounded Wednesday afternoon in the Nicetown-Tioga section of the city.

The incident started in the 3700 block of North 15th Street at around 4:30 p.m., according to WPVI.

The details leading up to the shooting have not been released, but a live news helicopter showed one officer running from the area with blood pouring onto the ground.

That officer was put into a patrol vehicle and transported to Temple University Hospital.

A short while later another wounded officer was being helped to run from the scene and was also placed into a patrol car and transported away.

Three more police officers were also shot. A sixth officer was wounded but was not stuck by gunfire.

All wounded officers are currently reported to be in stable condition.

The gunman appears to be barricaded in a nearby building which officers have surrounded and appears to be continuing to shoot at officers.

A witness said that she heard at least 100 gunshots fired. Occasional gunshots continue to be heard in the area.

SWAT units and and an armored vehicle are now on scene.

UPDATE: A sixth officer is now reported to have been shot.

The incident started during a narcotic warrant service.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated. For all of our updates, follow us on Facebook and go to your news feed preferences under your settings, then select that you want to see more of Blue Lives Matter posts in your news feed. Otherwise, Facebook may not show you updates.

Christopher Berg - August Wed, 2019


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