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 the shooting happened on the 3700 block of North 15th Street.
Police were first called to the scene for narcotics activity, according to Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew.
Sources tell CBS3 that the scene is sheer chaos as officers were taking fire.