2 Officers Injured, House Ablaze in East Lansdowne, Pa.



Two police officers were injured when they responded to a report of an 11-year-old girl being shot in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, and a shooter immediately opened fire on them from a nearby house. The house then caught fire as more police officers arrived and its status and that of the original shooter remains uncertain. The Delaware County District Attorney, Jack Stollsteimer, also expressed uncertainty over the accuracy of the original report about the girl being shot.

East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania Shooting and Fire Incident

Two officers were injured in a shooting, and a residential fire broke out in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, according to officials.

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The officers were responding to a report of an 11-year-old girl shot on Baltimore Pike and Lewis Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, as per Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer.

The officers arrived on the scene, and a shooter in a neighboring house opened fire immediately.

The injured officers were rushed to the hospital and are believed to be in stable condition, stated Stollsteimer.

Further police presence resulted in the house catching fire. SkyForce10 captured smoke and flames rising from the home, with SWAT teams and additional officers surrounding the property.

Stollsteimer expressed uncertainty regarding the shooter’s presence inside the burning home.

He said, “We can’t enter the house at this point. The house has been ablaze for some time. Our primary concern is containing the fire safely. Once done, we’ll proceed to investigate the incident inside.”

Stollsteimer also intimated the initial report of the 11-year-old girl being shot might not be accurate.

This incident is ongoing. Stay tuned for further updates.

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