Philadelphia Police Officer Shot Multiple Times During Drug Investigation

A Philadelphia area police officer has been shot multiple times while in the line of duty.

The 26-year-old unidentified cop from the Folcroft Borough police department in Delaware County is in stable condition after being struck several times around 10 a.m. while the officer was conducting a drug investigation, a local CBS affiliate reported.

The wounded officer was responding to drug activity near the police station when the cop was ambushed and hit by gunfire, sources told ABC. Sources told Fox 29 that he was hit in the face, leg and chest by the bullets and that a bulletproof vest saved his life.

The shooter remains at large.

The hunt for the suspect has wreaked havoc for Friday morning train travel as the search focused on the Folcroft rail station.

Amtrak and SEPTA suspended lines in the Northeast corrider outside of Philadelphia while authorities look for the shooter.

Officials voiced their concern for the police-targeted violence.

“Praying for a full recovery,” U.S. Senator Pat Toomey tweeted Friday morning.

“Please keep his family in your prayers,” Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf posted to Twitter.

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