Aterrified mother said, “it was like a war,” after gunfire erupted in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood leaving six officers shot in a North Philly mass shooting.
“Like the scenes that you see in war. The guns, the fire, the noise. It was like bombs going off simultaneously at a time where people are having dinner,” the woman told NBC 10.
NBC 10 reports that at least one person is in police custody, though there are reports of shots still being heard. The officers are expected to survive.
The neighborhood is about two miles from Temple University, which is under lock-down with a shelter-in-place order.
This latest mass shooting comes after 31 people were killed and dozens injured in two mass shootings last weekend.
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NBC News: SIX Philadelphia Police officers have been shot, all are expected to survive police say.
Police say they were serving a warrant when the gunfight ensued.
Others officers have been injured with non-gunshot wounds. The shooter is still firing, PPD says.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) August 14, 2019