Today in North Philadelphia Six police officers have been shot during an active shooter situation while another officer has been injured in a crash while responding to the scene.
It happened around 4:30 p.m. Today on the 3700 block of North 15th Street as officers were serving a warrant.
6 officers shot during shootout in North Philadelphia; 2 officers trapped in building
Six officers are expected to be okay after they were shot in North Philadelphia. Two other officers were injured in crashes while responding to the scene.
Three officers were taken to Temple University Hospital. Dave Schratwieser reports the officers at Temple suffered non-life threatening injuries. Three officers were taken to Einstein Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Jeff Cole reports there are at least two officers inside a home with a shooter, who is still firing shots inside the house.
Shots fired reported at 1500 Block Erie Av at Health Sciences Center Campus. Use caution. Avoid the area. Police are responding.
TU Alert: Shots fired reported at 1500 Block Erie Av at Health Sciences Center Campus. Use caution. Avoid the area. Police are responding.
— Temple University (@TempleUniv) August 14, 2019
Lockdown is in effect for Health Sciences Center Campus. Seek shelter. Secure doors. Be silent. Be still. Police are responding.
SKYFOX shows a massive police presence on the scene. SWAT has surrounded the home.
No reports of civilians being injured. Several blocks around the scene have been blocked off as the situation remains active.