At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot in the city’s Nicetown section Wednesday afternoon, officials said, prompting a massive response to the largely residential North Philadelphia neighborhood.
NBC Philadelphia reports that at least one suspect is in custody, according to police. Officers continue to search for a possible second gunman.
There have been conflicting reports as to the number of suspects:
– Initial reports indicated that there was 1 shooter firing at officers from inside a house
— RT (@RT_com) August 14, 2019
Frantic calls from responding officers came in around 4:30 p.m., according to audio obtained via Broadcastify.
“Officer calls for everything you got. SWAT, long gun,” a law enforcement officer can be heard saying on the audio.
“I got an officer shot.”
Social media clips of the scene show the chaos unfold…
#BREAKING: At least 5 police officers reportedly shot in #Philadelphia #activeshooter situation.
Shooting seems to be gang related.
Swat team prepares to enter.
1 suspect in custody. But there is at least another 2 in the house. pic.twitter.com/INWtvvX4lA
— News flash (@BRNewsFlash) August 14, 2019
And SWAT are on scene…
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) August 14, 2019
Armored vehicle pulls up outside the structure where Philadelphia officers engage with at least one suspect in a shooting incident. Several officers have been injured, according to Philadelphia police. https://t.co/tqr65o3lIP pic.twitter.com/y1e43QStIv
— ABC News (@ABC) August 14, 2019