According to a report from Fox News, two police officers were shot Monday night during Philadelphia’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration; the shooting occurred shortly after 10:00 PM, sending hundreds of onlookers running for safety.

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.

Local Fox News reporter Dave Kinchen shared footage of the crowds running from the Party on the Parkway:

“BREAKING: Crowds rushing from #PartyOnTheParkway after scores of police cars and bikes race by. Working to get more info. @FOX29philly”

According to Fox 29, this is the first time the Fourth of July Parkway event has been held since the coronavirus pandemic. Up to 100,000 people were estimated to be in attendance, the outlet reported.

Another onlooker shared video of the crowd fleeing from above:

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-PA), who represents the 181st district which includes Northern Philadelphia, took to Twitter to share his shock and tell implore people to avoid the area.

“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,” Kenyatta tweeted.

“While we wait for details from law enforcement, everyone please avoid the area.”

This story is developing…

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