A reporter at the scene of an attack on police officers said that bystanders were mocking and taunting police even as bullets rained down upon them.
A video shows a crowd of residents shoving and confronting the police even as they were dealing with a tense hostage situation. . .
Yelling, screaming, and throwing things at officers that have PROTECTED YOU for 4 hours during an active shooting? Classy. WTH is wrong with you? #Philadelphia #Philly #phillypd #philadephiapd #philadelphiapolice #phillyshooter #phillyshooting @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/rUBmb65O9x
— Brooke (@BrookelynnML) August 15, 2019
Even as six police officers were being treated for injuries by a man barricaded inside a home, the neighborhood residents expressed hostility and antagonism against the police. . .
I mentioned this at 10 and since I was harassed during that live shot, I’ll mention it here too. A major moment of disappointment this evening was watching a crowd of people taunt police officers, laughing and yelling at them in the midst of the gunfire. #PhiladelphiaShooting
— Alexandria Hoff (@AlexandriaHoff) August 15, 2019
One officer was shot in the head, while another was shot in the hand. All injured officers have been released from the hospital.
There were reports that the suspect was broadcasting part of the attack on Facebook.
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