Two police officers shot at Philadelphia Fourth of July celebration

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Two Philadelphia police officers were shot near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as thousands of people celebrated a Fourth of July concert and fireworks show. Both officers were in stable condition. Video footage taken close to the scene showed people running from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and helicopters with searchlights flying above. Police instructed people in surrounding buildings to shelter in place. 

Earlier in the day in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on families waving flags and children riding bikes at a Fourth of July parade, killing six people and wounding more than 36

Chicago mass shooting: man in custody after six shot dead at Fourth of July parade

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