After a Fourth of July concert and fireworks extravaganza, two Philadelphia police officers were wounded along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway late Monday night as the crowd fled in terror after shots were fired.
At a Fourth of July parade near Highland Park, Illinois, a shooter on a nearby rooftop opened fire on people waving flags and children riding bicycles, killing six and injuring over three-hundred more.
The mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, said that both cops had been discharged from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The gunman was being sought by police.
Hundreds of people can be seen fleeing off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway after bullets were fired during the incident.
Deputy Mayor Kenney pleaded with legislators to halt the “rush of firearms into our city.”
Gunfire erupted late Monday night near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where a huge crowd had gathered for a fireworks display after a performance.
Emergency services said that the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was experiencing a “security situation” as a result of the gunshot.
People in nearby buildings were told to take cover by police.
According to NBC10, one cop was wounded in the right shoulder while the other was grazed on the head.