6 police wounded in Philadelphia shooting
WASHINGTON, USA – Six police officers were wounded in a shooting in the US city of Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 14, after reportedly responding to drug activity, a department spokesman said.
"SIX (6) PPD Officers shot - at area hospitals with non life threatening injuries. Additional officers also receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries," Philadelphia police Sergeant Eric Gripp tweeted.
"Suspect is still firing," Gripp wrote around 6:20 pm local time (22:20 GMT).
CBS News quoted police Captain Sekou Kinebrew as saying that the officers were originally responding to "narcotics activity" when the shooting began, sparking a major police response.
Despite rampant gun violence in the US, efforts to strengthen firearms regulations remain divisive in the country, where the powerful National Rifle Association works to block stricter rules. – Rappler.com