A nearly eight-hour standoff between a gunman and police in Philadelphia is adding fuel to the gun control debate in the U.S.
Panic in the streets of North Philadelphia on Wednesday as bullets flew for hours.
Police officers trying to serve a narcotics warrant entered a row house and as they got to the kitchen area, they say, 36-year-old Maurice Hill fired multiple rounds.
The gunfire forced some to escape through the window.
According to police, Hill barricaded himself inside for almost eight hours and continued shooting, trapping some officers in the house.
By the time he surrendered, six officers had been injured.
The shooting, adding fuel to the gun control debate and Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says more needs to be done.
But President Trump had a different focus, tweeting, “The Philadelphia shooter should never have been allowed to be on the streets. He had a long and very dangerous criminal record.”
The president ended his tweet with a call to get tougher on street crime.