Philadelphia mayor calls for gun control after 6 officers shot


Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is calling for gun control after six officers were shot and three others were injured in the city Wednesday evening.

Kenney was alongside police officers during Wednesday's news conferences on the shooting and hours-long standoff.

He spoke of the officers' talent and bravery while working through the shooting situation.

Kenney also stressed the importance of getting guns off the streets.

"But our officers need help. They need help. They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these peoples' hands," he said.

Kenney says officers don't deserve to be shot at by someone for hours, who has an unlimited supply of weapons and bullets.

The six officers who were shot have all been released from the hospital. Three others sustained non-gunshot injuries. One was admitted to the hospital for injuries sustained in a related car crash.

The suspect, identified by several reports as Maurice Hill, surrendered to police shortly after midnight Thursday.