A gunman opened fire on local police officers, injuring several of them, at about 6:30 a.m. [12:30 p.m. GMT] in US town of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, FOX43 reported.
The injured were reportedly transferred to a local hospital, with information on the exact number of those wounded in the attack not available at the moment.
According to the media outlet PennLive, the suspected gunman is in a building, where police officers served a warrant, in the area of South 18th and Mulberry streets.
Just spoke with the DA on the scene and he tells me no updates he can give me right now. Gave me no info on the officers conditions. He says they will hold a press conference sometime today @fox43 pic.twitter.com/uX2GEU4bWW— Jennifer Ready (@JenniferReadyTV) 18 января 2018 г.
District Attorney Fran Chardo stated, as quoted by media, that the injured policemen were transferred to a local hospital. There is still no information as to whether the suspected culprit has been taken into custody.
While @JenniferReadyTV and @lyndsay_barna wait for press conference regarding officer-involved shooting, here at the scene near S. 18th and Mulberry Streets waiting to see if anything changes. State Police now taping off larger crime scene @fox43 pic.twitter.com/2UxRRPsKAe— Grace Griffaton (@GraceGriffaton) 18 января 2018 г.
According to PennLive, this is the second shooting in the area in a month, with 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty shot and killed by police after shooting at officers around Harrisburg days before Christmas.
A press conference on the shooting is scheduled to take place later in the day.