Just hours after the massacre in Chicago that killed six and injured 24, another shooting marked the 4th of July in the United States. This time it was in Philadelphia, where two police officers were injured in a confusing episode that sparked a crowd participating in a fireworks display for that country’s Independence Day.
During this Monday night, videos began to circulate where thousands of people could be seen running for shelter amid widespread fear rumor of shooting,
Initially, officials in the largest city in Pennsylvania County said there was no evidence of shootings. Local media also suggested that the scare may have started after the noise of firecrackers was accidentally shot.
Via Twitter, the Office of Emergency Management issued a limited official statement in which it stated that “a security incidentHowever, he did not speak of any shooting. Follow the public safety instructions and avoid the area. Details to follow,” he said.
For its part, in the same social network, The Philadelphia Police also acknowledged the existence of a problem, but did not specify its severity and limited themselves to making a suggestion: “For those who wish to visit their loved ones on the Parkway, in front of the Free Library, 1901 Meet on Vine Street. Philadelphia. Everyone else, please avoid the area,
Police deployment following a shooting during a July 4 ceremony in Philadelphia.
However, it was later made official that Two policemen injured in firing, A 36-year-old was shot in the head, while another 44-year-old was shot in the right shoulder.
Both were discharged after medical treatment. According to the Philadelphia Police Commissioner, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Danielle the robber.
The attack happened during the Wawa Welcome America concert near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Police immediately surrounded a nearby building and a team of SWAT special agents search for suspect,
Outlaw explained that it is investigating whether the shots were intentionally directed at wounded officers or, conversely, that it was bullets fired in the air in the midst of the festivities.
At the same time, he asked that anyone who has evidence about the shooting, whether it is a video, photo or any information about it, contact the police.
“It is clearly not favorable to end up with an incident like this, but again we will continue to do our bit and continue to explore who is responsible for it,” he concluded.
A month earlier, around midnight on Saturday, June 4, Philadelphia suffered the consequences of another shooting in the United States, when a man opened fire on a crowd and killed three people (two men and one woman). ) and 11 were injured.
Massacre during Independence Day celebrations in Chicago
Six people died and 24 others were injured. After shooting a man in a crowd during US Independence Day celebrations in the Highland Park area outside Chicago. According to the local police, the attacker fired a rifle from the terrace. He ran for hours, but he was arrested After the completion of a major operation.
The Chicago Sun Times, whose journalists were covering the event, reported that shooting began just ten minutes after the shooting began.
According to the NBC Chicago site, so far this weekend there have been few Independence Day celebrations. Nine people died and 57 were shot During various events in that city.