Two police officers remain trapped inside the house where a shootout erupted, and a standoff is taking place. The suspect is still armed, police say.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters that their attempts to contact the shooter have so far been unsuccessful.

“We are trying to talk to this male, trying to let him know that he can end this peacefully now,” Ross said.

Ross said they called the shooter multiple times, that he picked up, but did not speak or answer their calls.

Ross said he could not confirm that there was only one shooter at this time and the scene is still very active.

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