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Philadelphia police respond to a shooting situation on Wednesday.

Matt Rourke/AP

Updated at 6:22 p.m. ET

Six Philadelphia police officers have been shot and others wounded in a gunbattle with a barricaded person in an incident that authorities describe as "active and ongoing." The wounds are described by a police spokesman as non-life-threatening.

The incident is reported to be in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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