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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot during a gun battle in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, authorities say. Another officer was injured in a car crash while heading to the scene. The scene is still active where gunfire can be heard.
Sources tell CBS3 the suspect was live-streaming some of the shootout. The source says authorities are working to shut the live-stream down.
The article goes on to state the following:
Gunfire erupted when a warrant was being served at the location on the 3700 block of North 15th Street around 4:30 p.m., police say. Officers were first called to the scene for narcotics activity, according to Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew.
A gun battle between police and the suspect (or suspects) was still active as of 6:52 PM local time (ET).
Police have reportedly entered a building where the suspect or suspects are. Media has reported hearing gunfire from that area. The media and spectators were moved back and further away from the area because the suspect or suspects is armed with a rifle, according to police.
UPDATE: The suspect in the Philadelphia police shooting that wounded six officers was live-streaming during the on-going gun battle. https://t.co/gKXAP53v9k
— KDKA (@KDKA) August 14, 2019
Update: I’m on the scene now. 6th Officer has been injured. News crews are working together and moving our choppers from the scene as to not give the shooter(s) an opportunity to know where tactical units are positioned. Frequent gunshots continue. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/eU969d0WfE
— Alexandria Hoff (@AlexandriaHoff) August 14, 2019
“Sources tell CBS3 the suspect was live-streaming some of the shootout. The source says they are working to shut the live-stream down.”
“Gunfire erupted when a warrant was being served… Officers were first called to the scene for narcotics activity” https://t.co/xl8kJRqbVW
— John Robb (@johnrobb) August 14, 2019
Reports that the suspect was live streaming the gun battle. @wjz
— Nicole Baker 🏁 (@NicoleBakerTV) August 14, 2019
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