About 80 children were trapped for hours inside a day care center Wednesday following a shooting that left several police officers wounded by gunfire.
The barricade, which involved two officers and at least one heavily-armed gunman, was a block away from the Precious Babies Learning Academy at the corner of North 15th Street and Erie Avenue.
But in a scene that gave a little hope to an otherwise dark day, all the children were seen shortly after 7 p.m. getting a police escort from the day care to a safe location.
The sweet images showed the kids holding hands with the cops, and even some carried by the uniformed officers.
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Before the children were safely removed, the owner of the day care told NBC10 in an interview that her staff kept all the children in "shelter-in-place" mode while they waited for instructions.
"All the children are safe," the owner, Yvonne Thomas-Curry, said.