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BREAKING: Gunman Opens Fire On Philly Officers, At Least Two Officers Down

A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the Nicetown-Tioga section.

Philadelphia, PA – At least two police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in the Nicetown-Tioga section of the city.

The incident happened in the 3700 block of North 15th Street, 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 in unknown condition.

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.

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

The conditions of the wounded officers have not been released.

UPDATE: At least 4 police officers have now been wounded in the ongoing gunfight, according to WPVI.

A witness said that she heard at least 100 gunshots fired.

SWAT units and and an armored vehicle have now arrived on scene.

UPDATE: A fifth officer has been reported shot.

UPDATE: A sixth officer is reported to be shot with at least one additional officer wounded in a collision.

The incident started when narcotics officers tried to serve a warrant when the gunman opened fire.

Fox29 reports that the gunman is livestreaming the gunfight on social media.

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Christopher Berg - August Wed, 2019


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