Philadelphia police respond to active shooting situation that has left at least five officers injured

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
By Paul Martin

At least five cops have been injured in active shooter situation in Philadelphia
Situation unfolded along 3700 block of North 15th Street Wednesday afternoon
Officers could be seen crouching behind police cars on the blocked off street
One suspect has been taken into custody but police are searching for a second

By VALERIE EDWARDS
DAILYMAIL.COM
14 August 2019

Dozens of heavily armed police have surrounded a building in Philadelphia after responding to an active shooter situation that has left at least five officers injured.

Authorities did not reveal the conditions of the injured officers.

One officer was injured in a car accident on his way to the scene. Four officers were transported to Temple University Hospital and the fifth was taken to Einstein Medical Center.

The situation started unfolding around 4.30pm along the 3700 block of North 15th Street on Wednesday afternoon. Police said a male suspect began shooting from a home in the area.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said numerous agents are responding to the scene to assist Philadelphia police, including SWAT.

Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner arrived at the hospital.

Footage from ABC6 shows officers lining the street and surrounding a building with their guns drawn as a gunman fired shots at police.

Police are asking that news helicopters stay away from the area as they are hindering operations.

Officers could be seen crouching behind police vehicles on the blocked off street.

Multiple officers took cover alongside a building as the unidentified gunman continued to fire at them.

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