Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross: The stand off is still ongoing and no indication suspect is planning to surrender. Around 4:30 pm ET, officers were serving a narcotics warrant on a house on 3600 block on north 15th street when officers entered the premises and got towards the rear kitchen area the shooter fired multiple rounds and officers returned fire and some of the officers had to escape through doors and windows from a barrage of bullets. All six officers struck by gunfire thankfully are in stable condition. This situation is in no way resolved and are trying to talk to the shooter telling him he can end this peacefully now.
This shooting started at 4:30 pm ET. This is still a very active ongoing shooting. So far the news say the police were responding to a narcotics problem. Hundreds of shots were fired and six officers were shot and none of the injuries is life threatening. There are now reports the suspect is live streaming the entire shooting on Facebook.
A Swat Team is now on the scene and a massive police presence with ATF and FBI on the scene. People said they heard hundreds of rounds of shots. This shooting unraveled very quickly and very dangerously. The shooting has been going on for at least one and half hours. There are snipers on roof tops trying to get a glimpse of the shooter(s) and trying to assess the situation from an elevated view. President Trump has been briefed on the situation and the White House is closely monitoring the situation.
This is not a hostage situation. The narcotics strike force is a part of responding to this shooting. Stay tuned for more information. Charles Ramsey, Former Washington DC Police Chief does consider this to be a mass shooting with six policemen being shot. There has been an ongoing violence directed toward the police. Anthony Ferrante, Former FBI Special Agent said they are setting up a safety parameter, evacuating citizens and establishing a command post. 08/14/19 7:55 pm et, police are currently trying to negotiate with the shooter(s). There are two officers who are trapped in the building who were trying to help citizens to safety. There were four women who are very grateful to the police for risking their lives and escorted them out of the building to safety. ~ Natalie
PHILADELPHIA—Several Philadelphia police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in what is being called an “active and ongoing” shooting situation in the city.
Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted there was at least one suspect firing at police officers in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood.
Shooting situation ACTIVE and ONGOING on 3700 15th St. Avoid Area. Several PPD Officers have been injured. Updates will be provided as received
— Eric Gripp (@PPDEricGripp) August 14, 2019
A police spokesman confirmed the shooting but offered no other information.
Live video from news statins shows a massive police presence in a neighborhood with dozens of police cars and officers, many of them with their guns drawn.
Gunshots are continuing to be heard late Wednesday afternoon.
One officer appeared injured and was taken away in a police car. Video also showed two other officers carrying a man and putting them in the back of a police car.
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Gripp said officers were taken to Temple University Hospital. But the hospital wouldn’t provide the officers’ conditions.
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Police responding to a shooting in Philadelphia
Philadelphia police swarmed the area near a shooting in the city, Sgt. Eric Gripp said Wednesday via Twitter.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said numerous agents are responding to the scene to assist Philadelphia police.
Police are asking that news helicopters stay away from the area as they are hindering operations.