At least two police officers were shot during an Independence Day fireworks show in Philadelphia on Monday.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said a 36-year-old Philadelphia Highway Patrol officer suffered a graze wound to the forehead, and a 44-year-old Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy obtained a gunshot wound to the shoulder at a July Fourth concert in the 2500 block of Spring Garden around 9:47 PM before the fireworks went off.
“We don’t know if this was a ricochet from celebratory gunfire. We don’t know if this was intentional. We’re just extremely grateful this wasn’t worse than it was,” Outlaw said.
The 36-year-old, who has 14 years of service, was assigned to patrol a highway, and the 44-year-old, who has 16 years of service, was present to work security at the July Fourth concert.
Both officers were treated at the Jefferson University Hospital and have been released.
Philadelphia police said there have been no arrests and suspects and are asking the public to come forward if they have any information about the shooting or video capturing the incident.
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