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Police: 6 officers shot while responding to incident in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — At least six police officers were shot following an incident in Philadelphia, according to Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp.
Those officers have non life-threatening injuries.
Additional officers are receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries, police say.
The shooting began around 4:30 p.m. when police were first called to a home to serve a state narcotics warrant, according to authorities.
An unidentified gunman fired at dozens of police officers on scene.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said many of the officers "had to escape through windows and doors to get away from a barrage of bullets."
Two officers were trapped inside the home, Gripp said. They were safely evacuated by the Philadelphia Police Department SWAT team hours after the standoff began.
SWAT officers also escorted four women out of the home where the shooter had been earlier in the evening, according to KYW. The women were located on the second floor.