At Least 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot During Active Firefight In Nicetown-Tioga Section, FOP President Says


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot during an active firefight in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police said. 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.

Police say a male shooter is still inside the property at the scene. Police say the suspect is still firing.

CBS3 reports that police have entered the building where the suspect or suspects are still inside.

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. It’s not clear what the man’s role was in the incident.

Police say the shooting happened on the 3700 block of North 15th Street around 4:30 p.m., where it’s 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 was sheer chaos as officers were taking fire. Video from Chopper 3 shows officers with guns drawn at the scene. You can hear multiple gun shots during Greg Argos’ report.

The scene of the shooting is right down the street from Temple Hospital.

Several blocks around the scene have been cordoned off. Most of North Philadelphia is in gridlock due to the police presence.

Temple University says a lockdown is in effect for the Health Sciences Center Campus due to the police presence.

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15 Responses to At Least 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot During Active Firefight In Nicetown-Tioga Section, FOP President Says

  1. Rodgeroc says:

    I was just there this morning, not too far from where I work. I’m curious to hear what actually caused this guy to snap. Doubtful we’ll get the truth.

  2. deon says:

    I wish he would have got more

  3. Rodgeroc says:

    The situation is still ongoing. Video will surface eventually, the guy is apparently live streaming right now on Facebook.

  4. Katie says:

    He supposedly had an arrest warrant out that they were serving and he served them bullets.

  5. Katie says:

    “Don’t say anything bad about the police, they kept us safe”, so says a women on camera.

  6. Katie says:

    There gonna have a real hard time blaming this on white supremacy. Bwahahaahahahaha!

  7. Ed Teach says:

    If i was a block or.two away… Might be fun to see the cops get.flanked. Imagine if 4 or 5 people.started.shit and see what the cops do then?? Lol

  8. Katie says:

    Mayor says he’s angry that a person could have so much fire power, but they’ll deal with that later. Hmmmmm.

  9. Katie says:

    A lady interviewed says, this is the hood.

  10. Katie says:

    “Black lives matter.”

  11. Enemy of the State says:

    You poke the bear
    He swipes your head off

    What’s to learn you stupid commie jackasses

  12. KOYOTE says:


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