At least six police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood, according to police.
The officers suffered non-deadly wounds and were rushed to Temple University Hospital but released later in the evening, police said. A seventh officer was also injured in a car accident.
Two suspects are in custody. One of the suspects continued to exchange gunfire with police for hours while barricaded inside a building before being taken into custody. Police described the situation, which was “active and ongoing” for over seven hours, as a “firefight.”
The gunman reportedly used an AK-47 to fire through a ceiling above which police officers were on the next floor. Two officers remained trapped inside the house for about five hours after the shooting started before being freed by a SWAT team.
Shooting situation ACTIVE and ONGOING on 3700 15th St. Avoid Area. Several PPD Officers have been injured. Updates will be provided as received