Officers say officers are “under siege” after officer shooting at home
Police say officers in the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department are “on the brink of a crisis” after a gunman opened fire on their home, killing four officers.
Police Chief Brian McKeon says officers are responding to an “active shooter situation” in the neighborhood, and are responding “with extreme urgency.”
The shooting happened at a home on a quiet street about a mile (1.6 km) north of Kansas City.
McKean says officers shot at the gunman with “zero tolerance” and that they are treating the situation as a mass shooting.
The police chief says the officers had no weapons at the time of the shooting.
Police have not said how many officers were involved.