BREAKING: Officer Shot, Police Describe Ongoing 'Active-Shooter Situation'

An officer has been shot and police are trying to contain an "active-shooter situation."

Barnstable, MA – A Yarmouth police officer was shot Thursday afternoon in what police are now describing as an “active-shooter situation” in the Marstons Mills section of Barnstable, WCVB reported.

The Massachusetts State Police told WCVB the officer was serving a warrant at a home on Blueberry Lane at about 3:30 p.m. when he was shot.

WBZ-TV reported that the officer was shot in the upper body and that he had multiple serious injuries. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Police said that the suspect was not in custody, but was believed to still be inside the home after the shooting, WBZ reported.

There is a massive police presence in the area as police determine where, exactly, the shooter is and figure out next steps, WBZ reported.

UPDATE: Suspect is in custody, according to WBZ.

UPDATE: The officer has succumbed to his injuries, multiple sources said, according to WBTS.

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bronx163
bronx163

Gun capital of northeast has a active shooter?
Wow thought there were laws preventing that?
Hope cop heals fast.

Buzz17
Buzz17

Praying for wounded officer & his family! I hope everyone else involved in apprehending the suspect is OK.

donnronn2
donnronn2

According to update, the officer died as a result of the injuries sustained.

wndyeliza
wndyeliza

Prayers to the Family and to the Department. Losing a member is always hard but losing them this way is even worse. May they find Grace in their grief and strength in their pain. EOW

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Rest in peace, K9 Officer Gannon. Your partner Nero will miss you - may your blood and blue families find comfort in the tough days ahead.