Skip to comments.At Least 4 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot In Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga Section
Posted on 08/14/2019 2:36:54 PM PDT by Red Badger
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) At least four Philadelphia police officers were shot in Philadelphias Nicetown-Tioga section and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Another officer suffered a non-shooting injury during the incident. The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital, where dozens of officers have surrounded the hospital.
Police tell CBS3 that the injuries the officers sustained are believed to be non-life-threatening.
BREAKING: We just arrived to Temple University Hospital where multiple officers were transported after being shot in North Philadelphia. It is a very active scene here and were working to determine the condition of the officers. At least 5 officers injured. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/ULWTk4cHpA
Kimberly Davis CBS3 (@KimberlyDavisTV) August 14, 2019
Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross are heading to Temple University Hospital.
Chopper 3 was over the scene where police could be seen taking a man into custody. Its not clear what the mans role was in the incident.
Police say the shooting happened on the 3700 block of North 15th Street, where its still an active scene.
Police were first called to the scene for narcotics activity, according to Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew.
Sources tell CBS3 that the scene is sheer chaos as officers were taking fire. Video from Chopper 3 shows officers with guns drawn at the scene.
BREAKING: Reportsof officer shot near Temple University Hospital. Massive police response on Spring Garden. En route pic.twitter.com/ObD8H5nG1J
Greg Argos (@GregArgosCBS3) August 14, 2019
The scene of the shooting is right down the street from Temple Hospital.
Shooting incident 3700 N 15th Street. Suspect/(s) firing at police. Large police presence. AVOID AREA
Eric Gripp (@PPDEricGripp) August 14, 2019
There is a large police presence and citizens are advised to avoid the area. Several blocks around the scene have been cordoned off. Most of North Philadelphia is in gridlock due to the police presence.
Lockdown is in effect for Health Sciences Center Campus. Seek shelter. Secure doors. Be silent. Be still. Police are responding.
Temple University (@TempleUniv) August 14, 2019
Temple University says a lockdown is in effect for the Health Sciences Center Campus due to the police presence.
Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates on this developing story.
This says for LEOs shot, one sounds very serious with a head injury.
Lars Larsen reports one dead.
Disarm all illegal drug dealers.
Then we'll know you're serious about reducing violent crime.
Philly obviously needs more gun laws.
Didn’t the perps know they were in a gun-free zone?...................
Four not for.
Red flag laws applied to gangbangers?
1, 2, 3 how long before they blame the shootings on White Supremacist cops or black cops who think like White Supremacists. CNN will do it before the day is out. Plus theyll try to tie the shootings to Trump.
North Philly is the worst part of Philly.
Any guesses as to the demographic breakdown?
I’ve been in that area before. It’s not so nice.
A reporter on the scene is talking down to everyone watching. What ignorance. Armored vehicle on the scene ramming cruisers to get closer to shooter. We are becoming worse than 3rd world countries.
Aforementioned TV reporter just messed up and had the camera pan to show spectators and they’re all black. This is all on CBS3 TV in Philadelphia.
E Warren & K Harris = BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS!!
I built that.
Now Lars says no confirmed dead.
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