Six US Police Wounded In Philadelphia Shooting
Faizan Hashmi 10 days ago Thu 15th August 2019 | 01:09 PM
Six police officers were shot and wounded in the US city of Philadelphia on Wednesday during an hours-long incident that began when police tried to execute a narcotics warrant, the Philadelphia Police Department said
Washington, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Aug, 2019 ) :Six police officers were shot and wounded in the US city of Philadelphia on Wednesday during an hours-long incident that began when police tried to execute a narcotics warrant, the Philadelphia Police Department said.
Two other officers who had been trapped in a house with the suspected shooter -- who had been firing out of the window -- were finally freed later in the evening, Ross said during a press conference.
Gripp had first tweeted about the incident hours earlier, around 4:40 pm local time (2040 GMT), and continued to advise the public to stay away from the area throughout the evening.
"It is nothing short of astounding that in such a confined space that we didn't have more of a tragedy than we did," Ross said.
The episode began as an attempt to execute a narcotics warrant "that went awry almost immediately," he explained.
"This government, both federal and state level, don't want to do anything about getting guns off the street," he said at a press conference.
"Our officers deserve to be protected and don't deserve to be shot at by a guy for hours with (an) unlimited amount of bullets. It's disgusting. We need to do something about it."Despite rampant gun violence in the United States, efforts to strengthen firearms regulations remain divisive in the country, where the powerful National Rifle Association works to block stricter rules.