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2 police officers shot dead during July 4 fireworks show in Philadelphia

According to local reports, two police officers were shot dead during a fireworks show and Independence Day concert in Philadelphia on Monday night.

One officer was hit in the right shoulder and the other suffered a laceration to the head when gunfire erupted around 9:45 p.m. near the Philadelphia Museum of Art as crowds gathered to see fireworks, NBC10 Philadelphia reported.

Both officers are reportedly in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

The shooting happened after a free concert at the park on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the news channel reported.

The concert included performances by Jason Derulo, Tori Kelly and Ava Max and was part of the city’s 16-day Welcome America Festival sponsored by Wawa.

The shots were fired behind where the concert had just taken place, an area near 25th Street and Spring Garden Street, according to NBC10.

Video from the aftermath showed a chaotic scene with crowds running for their lives after learning about the shooter.

The shooting erupted near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The shooting erupted near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Philadelphia police advised people in surrounding buildings to protect themselves locally and avoid the area if it’s not already there.

Officials also set up a reunion meeting place outside the Free Library of Philadelphia on Vine Street for those separated from family and friends during the hectic aftermath.

No arrests were made.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/05/2-police-officers-shot-during-july-4th-fireworks-show-in-philadelphia/ 2 police officers shot dead during July 4 fireworks show in Philadelphia

JACLYN DIAZ

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