At Least 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in Active Shooter Scene

Kristen Johanson
August 14, 2019 - 4:52 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four Philadelphia police officers have been shot in an active situation near Broad and Erie streets.

Not much is known yet, but sources say the three cops were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition. One was shot in the hand, another in the leg. The incident began around 4:30 p.m.

The incident began around 4:30 p.m. and is ongoing.

This is still an active situation. Dozens of cops are on the scene, ducking behind cars for cover. One officer was seen limping and rushed to a car by fellow officers. 

The mayor, district attorney, and police union president are all en route to Temple University Hospital.

They are urging the public to stay away from the area.

The mayor, district attorney, and police union president have all made their way to Temple University Hospital.

President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation, as well as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

The FBI has offered assistance to the police department. ATF agents are also on the scene.

Gunshots were still being heard as of 5:30 p.m., according to neighbors. One man told KYW Newsradio he heard gunshots.

"They made everybody come back, run back. ... When I got here, I see all the cops, I see a lot of cop cars coming down, and they said like three cops got hit, you know what I mean. So, so now the guy still over there, and now they trying to negotiate with the guy.".

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