At Least Six Philadelphia Police Officers Wounded In Massive Shootout

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Ashley (Kimber)

It seems like we don’t do long without something absolutely horrific happening.

According to Fox News:

At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot, at least one reportedly grazed in the head, in an ongoing shootout in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon that has been unfolding for almost two hours.

Three officers were rushed to Temple University Hospital, officials told Fox 29.

Three other officers were taken to Einstein Hospital, at least one of them was shot in the arm. All six officers are in stable condition and are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Two other officers, including a police sergeant, were injured in an accident related to the emergency response and are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No life was lost during this horrific ordeal.

High-ranking police officials said that two officers with the Narcotics Strike Force were serving a warrant at a multifamily home when a shooter opened fire at the home. The two officers are barricaded in separate rooms with as many as four suspects in what may be a drug-related offense.

Hostage negotiators and a SWAT team are on the scene.

Hundreds of rounds of gunfire could be heard although the weapon being used by the shooter remains unknown.

One suspect is in custody.

The situation was being described as an active shooting scene that began around 4:30 p.m. EST.

We’ll let you know when we know more about what happened.