2 men shot, arrest made after barricade situation in Olney section of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police responded to the Olney section of Philadelphia on Wednesday morning following reports of a shooting victim inside a home and a person with a gun.

It happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of West Somerville Avenue near North Fairhill Street.

According to police commissioner Danielle Outlaw, an officer went upstairs to check on a possible victim when a person began shooting at the officer and another man.

The 68-year-old man was shot once in the neck, police said. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.

Officers also found a 38-year-old man who had been shot twice in the head. He was also taken to Einstein Medical Center where he is currently listed in critical condition.

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A large police presence responded to the Olney section of Philadelphia after someone fired shots at officers.



Police declared a barricade at 6:09 a.m., and the Philadelphia Police Department SWAT Unit was called to the scene. Officers were able to clear the house by 6:46 a.m.

A person was arrested and a weapon was recovered, police said. Officers did not fire their weapons.

No officers were injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

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