Philadelphia shooting: Six police officers shot

Philadelphia shooting: Six police officers shot

The injuries were all non-life threatening, the source said.

The information from the source followed a tweet from a Philadelphia police spokesman who said five officers were wounded.

“Multiple injuries to Officers. 5 PPD Officers Shot – at area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. Shooting still active,” Sgt. Eric Gripp said Wednesday via Twitter.

Just around 6 p.m. more gunfire could be heard at the scene.

“Suspect is still firing. STAY OUT OF THE AREA,” Gripp said via a tweet.
Philadelphia police were first called to the scene for drug activity, Capt. Sekou Kinebrew told CNN affiliate KYW.

Video from a news helicopter showed more than 50 police vehicles at the scene.

The video also showed police officers kneeling and crouching behind various cars with guns drawn.

Gripp, a spokesman for the department’s public affairs office, also asked media helicopters to “pull back.”

Temple University put its Health Sciences Center, about 2 miles from the standoff, on lockdown, school spokesman Ray Betzner said.

“Seek shelter. Secure doors. Be silent. Be still. Police are responding,” the university said on Twitter.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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