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US NewsSix Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in a Standoff Near Temple University

03:06  15 august  2019
03:06  15 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot during an "active firefight" in the city's Nicetown A seventh police officer responding to the scene was injured in a car accident at the nearby The neighborhood is roughly 2 miles north of Temple University and about 4 miles from Center City.

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Six Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in a Standoff Near Temple University © Hannah Yoon for The New York Times The police in Philadelphia say several officers have been injured in an “active and ongoing” shooting.

Six Philadelphia police officers were shot in a rapidly escalating standoff on Wednesday afternoon with at least one active shooter at a home about two miles north of Temple University, the authorities said.

The officers were taken to area hospitals with what the police described as non-life-threatening injuries. Additional officers were also being treated for “non-gunshot injuries,” Sgt. Eric Gripp of the Philadelphia Police Department said on Twitter.

SWAT teams converged on a residence in the Nicetown-Tioga section of the city, and the shooting began around 4:30 p.m. It prompted a lockdown of Temple University’s Health Sciences Center Campus.

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According to Fox News: At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot , at least one reportedly grazed in the head, in an ongoing shootout in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon that has Three officers were rushed to Temple University Hospital, officials told Fox 29.

A man suspected of shooting people with a paintball gun near Temple University 's campus Officer Christine O'Brien, a Philadelphia police spokeswoman, confirmed that authorities had received Lausch said that when police arrived on scene, the suspect hid in a house. It was unclear whether

Sergeant Gripp said the situation was “active and ongoing.”

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Police officers were trying to serve a narcotics warrant at a house in the 3700 block of North 15th Street when the shooting began, according to the mayor’s office.

Six Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in a Standoff Near Temple University © Thomson Reuters Police and medics respond to an active shooter situation, where Philadelphia police officers were shot during a drug raid on a home, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Bastiaan Slabbers

Heather Logan, 47, who lives on 15th Street about a block from the shooting, said she dived for safety when the shots started.

“We were ducking behind cars,” she said. “It was like Beirut out here for a little bit.”

Vernon Fields, the chef at Tasteful Sensations Seafood and Soul Food, said that he went outside to see what was going on and heard gunshots coming from several blocks away.

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Police say the six officers shot in the incident were rushed to Temple University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. In addition, there are three other officers receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries. PHOTOS: Standoff and Shooting Scene in Philadelphia . Hours after the incident began

“We smelled the gunfire,” he said. “We saw people running down the street — police officers ducking and getting their weapons out.”

Six Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in a Standoff Near Temple University © Thomson Reuters Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney speaks with John McNesby, President of Fraternal Order Police Lodge #5, at the Trauma Center of Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Bastiaan Slabbers

Four or five gunshots could be heard around 5:45 p.m. A police officer at the perimeter of the scene was reaching toward his gun holster shortly after the shots were fired. Two more bursts of shots rang out after 6 p.m.

The city’s mayor, Jim Kenney, visited two of the hospitals where the wounded officers were taken, Temple University Hospital and Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, according to a mayoral spokeswoman.

The shooting of six police officers drew the attention of President Trump as well as Attorney General William P. Barr.

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“The president has been briefed on the shooting in Philadelphia and continues to monitor the situation,” Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, said in a statement.

Six Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in a Standoff Near Temple University © Thomson Reuters Police tape is seen during an active shooter situation, where Philadelphia police officers were shot during a drug raid on a home, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Bastiaan Slabbers

Abi Oshogbo, 39, who lives less than three blocks from the scene, said she was most concerned about a day care center close to the site of the shooting that she said has been locked down by police. She said her niece was in the building. She said that she didn’t know how many children were inside but that the center covered three floors.

“This is my community” she said. “My niece attends that day care. We have to make sure the children get out safe.”

As a resident of the Nicetown section, she said, she hears shots occasionally — but nothing like as many as she heard today.

Six Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in a Standoff Near Temple University © Thomson Reuters Paramedics roll a stretcher near the scene of a shooting incident in which several police were injured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Bastiaan Slabbers

Aerial camera footage showed a large police presence at the scene. But the police urged media helicopters to pull back from the area, saying that they were hindering operations.

“Lockdown is in effect for Health Sciences Center Campus,” Temple University said on Twitter. “Seek shelter. Secure doors. Be silent. Be still. Police are responding.”

The shooting came two days after a gun battle in Southern California left one California Highway Patrol officer dead and two others injured.

Michael Borenstein, a dean of the Temple University School of Pharmacy, said that he had received a university alert on his phone telling him that the Health Sciences Center Campus was on lockdown. “We’re watching for multiple shooters. People are sitting at their desk doing work and others are following along on the internet.”

Jon Hurdle and Heather Murphy contributed reporting.

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