Philadelphia police tell citizens to ‘remain indoors’ amid second night of looting and violence after fatal Walter Wallace Jr. shooting

The Philadelphia Police Department urged residents in seven city districts to remain indoors Tuesday night as widespread looting was reported throughout the city.

City officials said they were experiencing “widespread” protests on the second night of citywide demonstrations spurred on by the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by law enforcement on Monday.

“The Philadelphia Police Department is requesting that all residents in the 12, 16, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26th Districts remain indoors except when necessary,” read a tweet from the city’s emergency messaging department. “These areas are experiencing widespread demonstrations that have turned violent with looting.”

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