HAPCO Philadelphia’s legal counsel, Paul Cohen, just learned from the City’s Landlord-Tenant Officer that all evictions scheduled for this week have been cancelled.

The announcement follows reports of a shooting involving a deputized contractor during an eviction at the Grace Townhomes in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

A brief statement was issued by Landlord-Tenant Officer, Marisa Shuter:

“Evictions cancelled.

Due to exigent circumstances, the following evictions scheduled for this week cannot proceed at this time.

Once we receive further instructions from the court, we will get back to you.”

It’s not clear whether the eviction cancellations will extend beyond this week.  HAPCO Philadelphia and its legal counsel are monitoring developments.  Check back here for updates.