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At arally in Philadelphia, PA on July 4, an investigation into the suspect who shot and killed two police officers before fleeing the scene was underway, officials said. rice field.
The shooting was done just before 10 pm. Near the Parkway Welcome America Festival in Ben Franklin Parkway.
A Philadelphia police highway patrol officer suffered a scratch on his head. According to Philadelphia'sFox 29, another officer was shot in the shoulder and belonged to the Montgomery County Bomb Unit.Both officers are in a stable condition.
Two police officers on Monday of Independence Day July gathering in Philadelphia on July 4, 2022, shot dead at night. (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Office for Emergency Management (OEM) said, "Security Incident at Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Public Safety. Follow the instructions and avoid the area. Details are as follows. ”
The video taken at the scene isa large police presencewith fireworks nearby. As it continues, it shows that it is guiding people away from the area. Other videos show hundreds of people fleeing where the shooting took place.
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Fox 29 And this is the first time the Parkway event has been held on July 4th since the coronavirus pandemic. It was estimated that up to 100,000 people were present, the outlet reported.
Philadelphia police are urging residents to avoid the area.
"If you want to meet your loved ones again on the Parkway, meet at 1901 Vine Street in front of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Others should avoid the area." ..
Pennsylvania Parliamentarian Malcolm Kenyatta, who represents District 181 including Northern Philadelphia, used Twitter to call on everyone to avoid the area.
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"We shouldn't have to live this way. From family to family, and from community to community, we were forced to live in the bitter pain of gunshot violence," he tweeted.
Kenyatta added, "I'm completely angry with the reports of the shooting tonight in the Philadelphia Museum of Art area during the concert on July 4th."
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Authorities still have arrested shooters No other arrested were made.
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