By CBS3 Staff

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – A man was critically injured in a police-involved shooting after he allegedly fired at least 15 shots at authorities during an hours-long barricade situation in West Chester. Officers were called to the home on the 900 block of Cornwallis Drive, just after 6 p.m. Thursday, for a report that a 34-year-old man was having a mental health crisis and had threatened to shoot his mother and sister.

Barricade Situation In West Chester Forces Residents To Shelter-In-Place

His mother and sister were able to flee the house and call police. They told police the man had access to firearms.

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As authorities attempted to communicate with the suspect, he fired at least 15 rounds from a handgun at West Chester Regional Emergency Response Team members.

Police say one round struck near where the WCRERT was standing for cover. That’s when a WCRERT member fired two rounds, striking the suspect.

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The suspect was rushed to Paoli Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

The incident prompted residents to shelter-in-place for several hours. The shelter-in-place was lifted shortly after midnight.

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The incident remains under investigation.