At least four Philadelphia police officers were shot while confronting a gunman in the city’s Nicetown-Tioga section.

CBS 3’s John Holden reports that the officers’ injuries are all non-life-threatening:

NBC 10 reports that there was a pitched gun battle. A mother who lives in the area where the confrontation occurred said, “It was like a war. 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.”

A fifth officer was also injured, but his wounds are reportedly not firearm related.

***UPDATE 6:30 PM ET***

Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp is asking media to “stop broadcasting the tactical position of officers,” as the scene in Philadelphia is still active. 

Gripp also noted that the number of officers shot is now at 5, and all injuries are non-life-threatening.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at

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