Five police officers shot in Phoenix, department confirms

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By stefan armitage

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Five officers from the Phoenix Police Department have been shot and hospitalized.

As reported by ABC News, the officers were shot during a barricade situation at a house in the area of 54th Ave and Elwood Street early on Friday morning.

The five officers were transported to a nearby hospital. Their conditions are still unknown.

Additionally, the department said that a woman was also critically injured during the early morning incident.

A tweet posted to the Phoenix Police Twitter page, read: "Phoenix PD is working on a situation involving a barricaded subject inside a house. 1 person and several officers have been injured."

ABC15 News states the officers were targeted while responding to a shooting.

The outlet reports that one officer was shot "multiple times" while approaching the home.

Somebody from inside the house then placed a baby - who is reportedly okay - outside of the home. When an officer went to attend to the child, they were also shot by the suspect.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams says the officers are currently being treated for the injuries.

"If I seem upset, I am," Williams added.

Chief Williams asked people to keep the officers at the top of their thoughts and prayers, and stressed that the incident is a reminder of the dangers of the service.

The suspect then barricaded themselves in the hope. The scene is reportedly still active and people in the area have been told to stay away.

This is a developing story, more to follow...

Featured image credit: Ron Bedard / Alamy

Five police officers shot in Phoenix, department confirms

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By stefan armitage

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Five officers from the Phoenix Police Department have been shot and hospitalized.

As reported by ABC News, the officers were shot during a barricade situation at a house in the area of 54th Ave and Elwood Street early on Friday morning.

The five officers were transported to a nearby hospital. Their conditions are still unknown.

Additionally, the department said that a woman was also critically injured during the early morning incident.

A tweet posted to the Phoenix Police Twitter page, read: "Phoenix PD is working on a situation involving a barricaded subject inside a house. 1 person and several officers have been injured."

ABC15 News states the officers were targeted while responding to a shooting.

The outlet reports that one officer was shot "multiple times" while approaching the home.

Somebody from inside the house then placed a baby - who is reportedly okay - outside of the home. When an officer went to attend to the child, they were also shot by the suspect.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams says the officers are currently being treated for the injuries.

"If I seem upset, I am," Williams added.

Chief Williams asked people to keep the officers at the top of their thoughts and prayers, and stressed that the incident is a reminder of the dangers of the service.

The suspect then barricaded themselves in the hope. The scene is reportedly still active and people in the area have been told to stay away.

This is a developing story, more to follow...

Featured image credit: Ron Bedard / Alamy