At least five Philadelphia police officers have been shot Wednesday in an “active and ongoing” shooting situation, authorities said.

Via Twitter, Sgt. Eric Gripp said at least one suspect was firing at police in the city’s Tioga-Nicetown district. The officers have non life-threatening injuries, he said. Gripp warned media to stay away from the scene, as bystanders could hinder operations.

A witness told ABC’s Philadelphia station she heard more than 100 shots. There are reports of a standoff as police attempt to capture the gunman.

“I heard so many gun shots that I got scared and I lifted my window up to see what was going on and I leapt out of the house because I was scared,” the unidentified woman said on camera. 

Live video from news stations shows a heavy police presence with swarms of police cars and officers in the streets.

Gunshots are continuing to be heard late Wednesday afternoon.

Nearby Temple University tweeted updates on the situation, instructing students to seek shelter. Their Health Sciences Center campus is on lockdown. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said numerous agents are responding to the scene to assist Philadelphia police.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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