Authorities say two Philadelphia police officers were injured in a shooting Monday as tens of thousands of people celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks and live music.
Police verified to NBC Philadelphia that two officers were in stable condition at a hospital after being hit by gunfire near the city’s iconic Museum of Art.
According to the station, one person received a graze wound.
The gunshots was reported near the Fairmount Street-Art Museum neighborhood, where people were gathering for a variety of events, including the final day of the holiday weekend’s free 2022 Wawa Welcome America Concert with Jason Derulo.
On July 4, 2022, many people were observed fleeing the Benjamin Franklin Parkway after shots were fired in Philadelphia.
NBC Philadelphia According to authorities, the shooting started around 9:47 p.m. on the parkway near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. NBC Philadelphi
Witnesses say the bullets sparked chaos as people poured out of the neighborhood. According to NBC Philadelphia, a SWAT squad was stationed in a high-rise residential building near the museum in connection with the incident.
There were no civilian injuries reported. According to the broadcaster, a child may have gone missing during the chaos.
People were advised to avoid the Fairmount-Art Museum area by police. According to police, a reunion place has been arranged up inside the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Authorities said a gunman opened fire from a rooftop in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing six people and injured 38 others who were watching and participating in a July Fourth parade in the community of Highland Park.
Source: NBC News