Philadelphia shooting: At least five police officers gunned down in ‘active shooter’ attack in US city


AT least five police officers have been gunned down in an “active shooter” attack in Philadelphia tonight.

Local reports say a gunman opened fire at around 4:30pm local time (9:30pm BST) at a house in the Tioga-Nicetown district.

A massive police presence has been deployed and witnesses report seeing cops dive for cover from a hail of bullets.

The injured officers have been rushed to hospital with three suffering non-life-threatening wounds, KYW News reports.

Police were initially called to the scene responding to alleged drug-related activities, Philadelphia Police Capt Sekou Kinebrew said.

Srgt Eric Gripp tweeted: “Shooting situation ACTIVE and ONGOING on 3700 15th St. Avoid Area.

“Several PPD Officers have been injured. Updates will be provided as received.”

More to follow…

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