Gunman shoots three police officers in Delaware shooting as he barricades apartment

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Gunman shoots and injures three police officers in Delaware shooting while barricading himself in apartment surrounded by SWAT team

  • Wilmington officers were taken to hospital in stable condition
  • Police cars, fire trucks and SWAT team surrounded the apartment at 10:30 PM
  • Local residents were asked to take shelter in their homes during the shooting

Three police officers were injured in a shootout with a gunman who barricaded himself in an apartment on Wednesday night.

The Wilmington, Delaware officers are in stable condition after being rushed to hospital.

Dozens of police cars, fire trucks and a SWAT team were at the scene around 10:30 p.m. after the shooting.

Three police officers were injured in a shootout with a gunman who barricaded himself at a Wilmington, Delaware apartment Wednesday night.

Three police officers were injured in a shootout with a gunman who barricaded himself at a Wilmington, Delaware apartment Wednesday night.

The shooting took place on North Market Street in the Brandywine community in Wilmington.

Several blocks were closed early Thursday morning as the gunman remained in the apartment during the standoff.

Officers were seen with long guns while others took cover behind vehicles.

Local residents were asked to take shelter and not approach until further instructions were given.

Wilmington, Delaware, officers are in stable condition after being rushed to hospital

Wilmington, Delaware, officers are in stable condition after being rushed to hospital

The shooting took place on North Market Street in the Brandywine village neighborhood of Wilmington

The shooting took place on North Market Street in the Brandywine village neighborhood of Wilmington

Several blocks were closed early Thursday morning as the gunman remained in the apartment during the standoff

Several blocks were closed early Thursday morning as the gunman remained in the apartment during the standoff

Local residents were asked to take shelter and not to approach the crime scene until further instructions were given

Local residents were asked to take shelter and not approach the accident site until further instructions were given

The order was lifted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, as police announced there was “no immediate threat to the public.”

Officers were seen using a fire truck ladder to enter the building and minutes later a woman and small child were taken down.

Their connection to the shooting is unknown and police have not released any arrests.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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