‘WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS’: Two Cops Shot During Philly’s Fourth Celebration

According to reports from multiple outlets, two police officers were shot Monday night during Philadelphia’s July Fourth celebration, Party on the Parkway. The shooting happened shortly after the fireworks started, around 10:00 PM.

From Fox News…

A manhunt is underway for a suspect who shot two police officers at a Fourth of July gathering in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday before fleeing the scene, officials said.

The shooting took place shortly before 10 p.m. near the Parkway Welcome America Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

A Philadelphia Police Highway Patrol officer suffered a graze wound to the head. The other officer was shot in the shoulder and was with the Montgomery County Bomb Unit, according to Fox 29 of Philadelphia. Both officers are in stable condition.

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) tweeted, “There is a security incident on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Please follow public safety instructions and avoid area. Details to follow.”

An onlooker captured footage of the chaos:

Pennsylvania Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D), who represents northern Philadelphia’s 181st District, responded to the shooting on Twitter.

“We shouldn’t have to live like this. Family after family and community after community forced to live with the gut wrenching pain of gun violence. I’m absolutely gutted by the reports of a shooting tonight in the Philadelphia Art Museum area during the July 4th concert,” he said.

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