BREAKING: Active Gunfight After Ambush Of Police In Sacramento, Officer Down
Sacramento, CA – There is an ongoing gunfight in the Noralto neighborhood near the intersection of Redwood Avenue and Edgewater Road and a female Sacramento police officer has been shot.
The officer responded to a call for shots fired in the North Sacramento neighborhood at about 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday evening, the Associated Press reported.
There are reports that the officer was checking out an alert from the ShotSpotter system that notifies police when a gunshot is detected in the area.
She was shot in the backyard of a home shortly before 7 p.m. and for a while, the gunman kept the wounded officer pinned down and no one could get to her to rescue her, the Associated Press reported.
KTXL-TV reported that other officers were trying to reach the wounded officer but the gunman was using a rifle to shoot from another nearby home, according to the Associated Press.
The officer was eventually rescued and transported to the hospital for treatment, KCRA reported. Her condition was unknown.
Officers in tactical SWAT gear have swarmed the area and an armored vehicle was in place but the scene was still an active situation and the gunman was still firing.
UPDATE: Sacramento PD Sergeant Vance Chandler advised that officers were in the 200 block of Redwood Avenue for a civil standby as a female collected her belongings.
While the officers were on scene just after 6 p.m., a gunman shot the officer in the yard of a residence. The other officers were pinned down until an armored vehicle arrived shortly before 7 p.m. and extracted them
The officer has been transported to the hospital in "serious condition"
The scene is still active with the gunman continuing to fire his weapon.
Police have asked residents to stay clear of the area for the time being.
Sacramento Councilman Allen Warren said the officer was responding to a domestic violence call and that she was seriously wounded in the shooting, the Sacramento Bee reported.
“All I know right now that the officer is hurt bad, is at the hospital now and we’re praying for her recovery and for her to make it through,” Warren said.
UPDATE: The officer didn't make it. Click HERE for latest.
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