Two officers shot during Philadelphia fireworks display: report

The shooting happened during the fireworks show.

Updated: July 4, 2022 - 11:17pm

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Two officers were shot during a concert and fireworks celebrating the Fourth of July in Philadelphia, sources told local NBC and Fox affiliates.

Philadelphia's Emergency Management Office confirmed that a "security incident" occurred and urged people to "avoid the area" on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway shortly after 10 p.m.

A Philadelphia highway patrol officer was grazed in the head while a Montgomery County bomb squad officer, brought in as added security, was shot in the shoulder, Fox stated.

Both officers are stable.

Singer Jason Derulo headlined a concert Monday near where the shooting occurred.

Police told people to shelter in place in the surrounding area, NBC reported.

The Philadelphia Police Department set up a reunification center for people who may have been separated in the chaos.

The shooting occurred after six people were killed in a Chicago-area shooting earlier that day during a parade.