Two police officers are shot during Independence celebrations in the US

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Two Philadelphia police officers were shot on Monday night near Benjamin Franklin Parkway, one of the most important in the city, as thousands of people celebrated a show in celebration of the United States Independence Day.

A Philadelphia Highway Patrol officer sustained a graze wound to the head and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder, a source told CNN .

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Both were taken to Jefferson University Hospital in stable condition and were evaluated in the emergency room, a hospital spokesperson told CNN.

Videos posted on social media showed crowds of people running down Benjamin Franklin Parkway as fireworks lit up the city’s skies.

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It is unclear whether police have arrested anyone involved in the incident, but Philadelphia police are directing people to avoid the scene.

Earlier in the day, in Chicago’s suburb of Highland Park, a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on families waving flags and children riding bicycles in a Fourth of July parade, killing six people and injuring more than 36.

* With information from CNN and Reuters

Source: CNN Brasil

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