Yardley, PA – A police chief was shot multiple times during a standoff in Pennsylvania on Monday morning.
Yardley Borough Police Department officials said the incident occurred on Aug. 18 in Yardley Commons near South Main Street, WPVI reported.
The Bucks County Courier Times reported that Yardley Borough Police Chief Joseph Kelly was assisting parole officers with a visit to a resident of Yardley Commons when gunfire erupted.
Chief Kelly was shot in the ear and in the hand.
The police department said has issued a shelter-in-place order for residents in the area.
Residents of Yardley Commons have been told to avoid the area, WPVI reported.
Police said the incident is ongoing.
The wounded police chief was transported to St. Mary Medical Center for treatment.
Chief Kelly was listed in “stable” condition at the hospital, according to WPVI.
BREAKING: Police have issued a shelter-in-place order for Yardley Commons due to an active standoff. Sources confirm Yardley Borough Officer has been shot multiple times. @CBSPhilly
— Alicia Roberts (@ARobertsCBS) August 18, 2021
⚠️ At the request of the Yardley Borough Police Department, @Newtown_Police are advising that commuters avoid the area of The Yardley Commons, located along South Main Street in Yardley #BucksCounty due to an ongoing police investigation.#BucksRoadAlert pic.twitter.com/hAgbqf8ear
— TMA Bucks (@tmabucks) August 18, 2021
Several residents have collected at the Yardley SEPTA Station. Unofficial word is the victim is Yardley Police Chief. Sources saying injuries to the hand and ear but doing well.
— Rick Rickman (@RRickman20) August 18, 2021
Numerous agencies responding to area of Yardley Commons for a standoff. Reports of law enforcement shot at and one officer with injuries, per police sources.
— Tom Sofield (@BuxMontNews) August 18, 2021
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