Dozens of Shots Fired During Apartment Standoff; Man Wounded

A man and police officers exchanged gunfire along Kendrick Street in the Holmesburg neighborhood, Philadelphia police say.

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A man who allegedly fired dozens of shots at police during a two-hour standoff at a Philadelphia apartment was found critically wounded inside the residence early Monday, but it wasn't clear if he was shot during the standoff or before it began.

Officers went to the apartment along Kendrick Street in the city's Holmesburg neighborhood shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports of shots fired and a wounded man there, authorities said. When a man inside the apartment did not respond to officers requests, a SWAT team was called in.

The man eventually fired about 40 to 50 shots at police during the standoff, striking a patrol car multiple times but not hitting any people, investigators said. The man also threw a shotgun out of the window, authorities said.

At least three SWAT officers fired back at the man, and when police entered the apartment, they found the man shot in each arm and in the chest. He was taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition, and his name has not been released.

No officers were injured in the standoff, which remains under investigation.

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