BREAKING: Five Philadelphia Officers Shot, Gunman Still Firing Shots

Five Philadelphia police officers have been shot in the Nicetown section of the city.

Philadelphia, PA - At least five police officers were shot, with a sixth wounded Wednesday afternoon in the Nicetown-Tioga section of the city.

The incident started in the 3700 block of North 15th Street at around 4:30 p.m., according to WPVI.

The details leading up to the shooting have not been released, but a live news helicopter showed one officer running from the area with blood pouring onto the ground.

That officer was put into a patrol vehicle and transported to Temple University Hospital.

A short while later another wounded officer was being helped to run from the scene and was also placed into a patrol car and transported away.

Three more police officers were also shot. A sixth officer was wounded but was not stuck by gunfire.

All wounded officers are currently reported to be in stable condition.

The gunman appears to be barricaded in a nearby building which officers have surrounded and appears to be continuing to shoot at officers.

A witness said that she heard at least 100 gunshots fired. Occasional gunshots continue to be heard in the area.

SWAT units and and an armored vehicle are now on scene.

UPDATE: A sixth officer is now reported to have been shot.

The incident started during a narcotic warrant service.

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Comments (26)
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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The demographics says 92% black... nuff said...

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I hope they kill this fucker or that liberal piece of shit DA will just let him walk.

Infidal$Glad
Infidal$Glad

PRAYERS for the officers. I just read in another thread about the California shooting yesterday that this doesn't happen in Philadelphia because of strict gun laws. WTH? Time to take no prisoners. Rid Society of these scum.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

This guy needs to be shot dead. It’s will be waaaay cheaper. Don’t need to pay for his room and board, meals, college courses, in jail..... can’t wait to see what his family tried to sue for

Anomie88
Anomie88

St. Louis, MO – U.S. Representative William “Lacy” Clay (D-Missouri) announced new legislation on Friday that would change the use-of-force standard for federal law enforcement officers. This Federal Bill Would Require Cops To Ask Suspects Not To Kill Them Before Shooting

“This new act... changes the way that communities are policed,” he said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Today we continue to strive towards making our country a more perfect union where black lives are respected and valued.”

This is what liberal lawmakers care about: an agenda of blaming law enforcement for their democratic, sanctuary communities and making a police officer's already dangerous job a study in insanity. I suppose had the Philadelphia Police Officers requested the suspect to not shoot them, he would have put down his weapon and given up. This is what this moron congressman wants. He wants the police to ask the suspect to not shoot at them before they can use an appropriate use of force against the perpetrator.

I am surely that communist Philly DA agrees with that proposed law and he will find a way to prosecute the police if this suspect is killed at the end of the standoff.