Several officers injured in ongoing shooting in Philadelphia
August 15, 2019 9:46 am
Shooting incident reported in Philadelphia [Source: abcnews]
Four Philadelphia police officers are injured by at least one gunman who authorities say is firing at them in an ongoing shooting incident.
This was confirmed by two police sources to ABC News.
Police cars were seen speeding toward the scene in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Tioga-Nicetown as armored vehicles and police in tactical gear converged on a street.
The suspect barricaded himself inside a building, the sources said.
About a dozen officers were seen taking cover behind cars as other officials surrounded a home with guns drawn.
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The injuries to the officers appear to be non-life threatening, the sources said, adding that an additional injury occurred due to an auto accident.
One woman said she heard over 100 gunshots and saw people running for their lives.
“I heard so many gunshots… I’m scared,” she told ABC Philadelphia station WPVI.
Agents from ATF (the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) are at the scene to assist, a spokesperson said.
Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp urged residents to avoid the area.
Temple University’s Health Sciences Center Campus was put on lockdown.
TU Alert: Shots fired reported at 1500 Block Erie Av at Health Sciences Center Campus. Use caution. Avoid the area. Police are responding.
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“Seek shelter. Secure doors. Be silent. Be still. Police are responding,” the university tweeted.