UPDATE: All 6 Officers Wounded in Philly Shootout Released from Hospitals
Fox News is following an active shooting where “a dramatic shootout in Philadelphia stretched on for hours into the night Wednesday” and six officers were shot. Two officers and three hostages “were freed, apparently unhurt” but Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross just alerted reporters that the “gunman remained inside the house and the situation was ‘not completely resolved.”
Although still developing, the active shooting situation began around 4:30pm:
Two officers with the Narcotics Strike Force were serving a warrant at the multifamily home – in what may have been a drug-related offense – when things ‘went awry almost immediately,’ and the shooter opened fire at the home. The two officers were barricaded in separate rooms with several hostages.
President Trump has been briefed on the shooting and continues to monitor the situation.
For story developments: Foxnews.com
UPDATE: ALL six officers who were shot have been released from area hospitals. One Officer is being admitted for injuries sustained in a vehicle crash related to the incident. Situation remains active and ongoing.
— Eric Gripp (@PPDEricGripp) August 15, 2019