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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the shoot-out with police, shows six officers were injured during an eight-hour stand-off, and Rick Leventhal reporting.
Philadelphia police on Wednesday were hunting for a gunman who fired at an officer sitting in an unmarked car in the third incident, which the police have been in the city for the past three weeks.
The plainclothes officer was conducting surveillance about 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Kingsessing neighborhood, when a man saw him and opened fire, striking his vehicle twice, FOX29 reported. The officer escaped unharmed and the gunman, who is said to have fired eight rounds, was described as a man approximately 6 feet long was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray sweater.
“We are disgusted and angered by the reckless behaviour of the people in the city who have a total disregard for law enforcement and public safety in their neighborhoods,” John McNesby, president of Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5, he told Fox News in a written statement. “Our public officials, and residents in some neighborhoods are just under siege by the criminals, shoot powerful weapons, reckless, and irresponsible.”
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The shooting Tuesday night in southwest Philadelphia, was preceded by an assault last week, in which a pair of undercover police officers were fired, while in the new area of drugs.
And that incident happened two days after a man shot and killed six policemen during a chaotic standoff in north Philadelphia on Aug. 14.
“Our officers and the residents have to earn the aid, and the full weight of the District Attorney’s office, the city and other law enforcement partners to curb gun violence and criminal activity in our neighborhoods,” McNesby told Fox News.
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Christine Coulter, the city’s deputy police chief, said in an interview with FOX29 that the internet “is definitely a highlight, how dangerous the job is, if they know that you are a police officer or not.”
“You’ve put yourself in harm’s way, and when you get out of it is to do the research. It is a tribute to the men and women who are still growing every day, and do the work for you to know…that there are people who are often prepared to take fire or police department or members of the public,” she added. “The level of gun violence, which is what we really need is to get to the root of it.”