Children From Day Care Centers Moved To Safe Location After 6 Philadelphia Officers Shot During Gun Battle
UPDATE: Suspect surrendered to police shortly after 12 a.m. Thursday. The suspect's attorney has identified the alleged gunman as 36-year-old Maurice Hill.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Children from two day care centers have been moved to a safe location after six Philadelphia police officers were shot during a gun battle in the Nicetown-Tioga section of the city. Police say parents and guardians of children from the Shake, Rattle, and Roll Learning Center and Precious Babies Daycare can pick up their children at 3643 Germantown Ave.
The day care center was located in the vicinity of where multiple rounds of gunfire could be heard.
"As 80 children waited in place at a nearby day care and Temple University went on lockdown, I not only thought of these young people and their families, I thought of all the lawmakers in Harrisburg and across the nation who for years have turned a blind eye to this anguish and devastation, Pennsylvania State Rep. Jason Dawkins said. "While I pray for the injured officers and their families, and all of those affected by this ongoing standoff, I also strengthen my resolve to hold this state and our nation accountable for any more lives lost to senseless gun violence."
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