by Jake Dima
Six police officers were shot in an active shooter situation in the Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia Wednesday, officials said.
Officers gathered by the 3700 block of North 15th Street in an apparent standoff. Police operators received a series of distress calls around 4:30 p.m. local time, according to NBC Philadelphia.
A witness told ABC’s Philadelphia station WPVI she heard over 100 gunshots. Temple University is close by and its Health Sciences Center Campus was reportedly under lockdown.
“Officer calls for everything you got. SWAT, long gun,” a law enforcement officer can be heard saying on audio obtained via Broadcastify. “I got an officer shot.”
Tune into @CBSPhilly for live coverage: About 30 mins ago TWO #Philadelphia Police Officers were shot. 15 mins ago a person was taken into custody. We are unsure of their connection but this scene in Tioga is still very active. *Stay away from 3700 block of N 15th* SWAT on scene. pic.twitter.com/jNkYXphoWm
— Alexandria Hoff (@AlexandriaHoff) August 14, 2019
Witness says she heard more than 100 gunshots as at least one suspect fired at officers in shooting incident in Philadelphia; multiple police officers have been injured, police say. https://t.co/GgihNme8ar pic.twitter.com/K84ti0JULA
— ABC News (@ABC) August 14, 2019
Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney reportedly went to a local hospital where several wounded officers had been transported, NBC 10 reported.
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Jake Dima is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.