Local reports show the Independence Day fireworks show in Philadelphia on Monday night. Two police officers were shot dead during the concert.
When the shooting broke out at around 9:45 pm, one policeman was beaten on his right shoulder and the other was scratched on his head.NBC10 Philadelphiareported when a crowd gathered to see a fireworks display near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
According to the report, both officers are stably listed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
The shooting took place after a free concert in the park at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the news channel reported. The
concert featured performances by Jason Derulo, Tori Kelly and Ava Max and was part of the Wawa-sponsored 16-day Welcome America Festival in the city.
Several people fled Benjamin Franklin Parkway after police responded to reports of police being shot dead near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. NBC10 has reporters in the field covering this developing story. https://t.co/ENHBeVda4k pic.twitter.com/QNxDlIpCKR— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBC Philadelphia)July 5, 2022
According to NBC10, the shot was fired from behind near 25th Avenue and Spring Garden Street, where the concert just took place.
The video from the aftermath shows a chaotic scene where a lot of people ran hard after learning about the shooter.
Philadelphia police put people in the surrounding buildings in the right place I advised you to evacuate and avoid the area. Not yet.
Police officers also set up a reunification meetinghouse on Vine Street in front of the Free Library of Philadelphia for those who were separated from his family and friends during the desperate aftermath.
No arrests have been made.