Nov 14,2007 00:00
PHILADELPHIA -- Two Philadelphia police officers were shot and wounded Tuesday night as they attempted to break down the door of a suspected crack house.
Both officers were treated at hospitals and released within a few hours.
Police said seven people in the house were arrested after a three-hour siege, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The wounded officers were the fifth and sixth in the city to be shot in two months, including Officer Chuck Cassidy, who was mortally wounded when he walked into a robbery at a Dunkin' Donuts two weeks ago.
"We buried a cop less than a week ago," said Chief Inspector William Colarulo at Temple University Hospital, where one of the new victims was taken. "And tonight we have two officers shot. I think I can speak for the entire department when I say we're fed up."
The department asked reporters not to use the two officers' names because they were working undercover, the Inquirer said. They were wearing plain clothes with their badges visible at the time of the shooting.
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