At least four Philadelphia police officers were shot while confronting a gunman in the city’s Nicetown-Tioga section.
CBS 3’s John Holden reports that the officers’ injuries are all non-life-threatening:
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) August 14, 2019
NBC 10 reports that there was a pitched gun battle. A mother who lives in the area where the confrontation occurred said, “It was like a war. Like the scenes that you see in war. The guns, the fire, the noise. It was like bombs going off simultaneously at a time where people are having dinner.”
A fifth officer was also injured, but his wounds are reportedly not firearm related.
***UPDATE 6:30 PM ET***
Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp is asking media to “stop broadcasting the tactical position of officers,” as the scene in Philadelphia is still active.
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