An active shooter has terrorized a street in Philadelphia and injured many officers in the process authorities said.
The shooting happened on Wednesday afternoon and appears to have been preceded by a drug bust, NBC Philadelphia reported.
At least four 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.
At least one suspect is in custody, according to police. Officers continue to search for a possible second gunman.
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.”
— INQUISITR (@theinquisitr) August 14, 2019
Right now from the Inquirer: Multiple Philly police officers wounded in shootout near Temple University’s health campus https://t.co/KNk4F6reYD
— Greg Holman (@GregHolmanNL) August 14, 2019
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#BREAKING: Active shooter situation in Philadelphia where police were shot at in a North Philly neighborhood. According to local news, at least four officers have been rushed to the hospital. (KYW video) pic.twitter.com/70jTO9eplu
— DMM News (@corp_main) August 14, 2019
— Chrissy (@PerryJuDo4ever) August 14, 2019
— Christina Carilla (@ChristinaCFox10) August 14, 2019
Right, I’m sure it’s 3 white supremacists in NORTH PHILLY, with NARCOTICS and shooting police. I can’t remember the last time a supposed white supremacist shot at police. They usually surrender pretty quick. Unlike a certain group… #DallasShooter
— JollyGoyem (@JollyGoyem) August 14, 2019
Thoughts and prayers going out to the officers and families affected by the shooting in North Philly.
— Bryan Cetnar (@ChuckyLarms24) August 14, 2019
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) August 14, 2019
— Dan Nichols (@DanNicholsMN) August 14, 2019
My city needs something, prayers to those cops in north philly
— a ezzai (@anthonyezzai) August 14, 2019
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