Gunfire sends crowds running from Fourth of July fireworks with ‘2 cops shot’

GUNFIRE at a Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia has left two cops hurt with shock video of crowds running for cover in the chaos.

The shooting happened during the fireworks show along the Ben Franklin Parkway, where a concert was also being held.

Shock photos show huge crowds fleeing gunfire in Philadelphia

Shock photos show huge crowds fleeing gunfire in PhiladelphiaCredit: Twitter
Two officers have reportedly been shot during festivities that included a concert and fireworks show

Two officers have reportedly been shot during festivities that included a concert and fireworks showCredit: NBC
Emergency vehicles could be seen lining the streets as police search for the shooter

Emergency vehicles could be seen lining the streets as police search for the shooterCredit: NBC

The shooter was said to be at large as both officers were taken to a local hospital.

The officers were stationed in the Ben Franklin Parkway area when the incident occurred Monday at around 9.45pm ET.

One of the officers was assigned to the bomb squad and the other was assigned to highway patrol, police said according to the local CBS affiliate.

The bomb squad officer was struck in the right shoulder while the highway patrol officer suffered a graze wound to the head.

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Both officers are reportedly in stable condition as cops surround a nearby building in their search for the shooter.

Crowds of people celebrating the 4th of July were seen fleeing the area after the shooting.

Residents were crowded on the Parkway for the Welcome America concert and fireworks show.

Police are now diverting traffic from the area.

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Police said those looking to reunite with loved ones after the chaotic incident should meet at 1901 Vine Street in front of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

The investigation is ongoing as of late Monday night.

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