Police respond to reports of officers shot in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, PA (NBC PHILADELPHIA) – Police were responding to reports of two fellow officers reportedly being shot near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as thousands of people celebrated a 4th of July concert and fireworks show.
One officer sustained a graze wound to the head and the other a gunshot wound to the right shoulder, sources told NBC10’s Rosemary Connors. Both were in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the sources said.
The gunfire broke out around 9:47 p.m. near the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the final day of the Wawa Welcome America festival as throngs of people watched a fireworks show following a concert headlined by Jason Derulo on the parkway, police said.
The shots came from the area near 25th and Spring Garden streets, behind where the concert took place, Connors’ sources said.
Various people could be seen running from the area. Police instructed people in surrounding buildings to shelter in place.
“I didn’t hear the shots, but the cops were like, ‘Run, run, run,’” one woman told NBC10.