PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia athletes and sports teams are sending their support to the Philadelphia Police Department after six officers were shot during a gun battle and standoff Wednesday in the Nicetown-Tioga section of the city. Suspect Maurice Hill surrendered shortly after midnight following a seven-hour standoff.
The Philadelphia Phillies and former All-Star Shane Victorino sent their thoughts to the officers who were wounded in the shooting.READ MORE: Arrest Warrant Issued For Contractor Ronald Williams Accused Of Scamming At Least 10 People Using Nextdoor App
Our thoughts are with the members of @PhillyPolice injured today and everyone working to resolve the situation currently happening in North Philadelphia.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 14, 2019
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) August 14, 2019
Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins, as well as the organization and former player Chris Long, also tweeted out their support for police following the tense and chaotic standoff.
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My thoughts are with those 6 Philly officers who are recovering in the hospital. 🙏🏾
— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) August 15, 2019
Our thoughts are with the @PhillyPolice, their families, and all of North Philadelphia at this time.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 15, 2019
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) August 15, 2019
Praying for the officers involved. Hope everyone stays safe up there. https://t.co/lXhKIBnZYe
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) August 14, 2019
All six officers who were shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries and have been released from the hospital. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said it was a miracle officers weren’t killed during the incident.MORE NEWS: 17 People Injured In Crash Involving SEPTA Bus After Car Runs Red Light In West Philadelphia, Officials Say
The gun battle and standoff started around 4:30 p.m. when police were serving a narcotics warrant on the 3700 block of North 15th Street around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.