Multiple Selma, AL, police officers were pinned down by heavy gunfire Friday night at George Washington Carver Homes.

According to Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier, patrol units responded to GWC Homes around 11 p.m. in front of historic Brown Chapel AME Church in reference to a gunshot victim.

The victim was transported to the hospital, and officers processed the scene for evidence. While the last two officers were still on scene, multiple gunshots were fired in the area.

“As officers reformed at a safer distance, as many as 200 shots were fired from various locations at GWC,” Collier said Saturday.

No officers were injured, and no patrol cars took rounds, the Selma Times-Journal reports.

“There has been a history of ambushing and taking random shots at officers from long distances as they attempt to protect innocent citizens in some of Selma’s higher crime areas. It’s the definition of cowardice,” Collier said.

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