2 police officers shot during Philadelphia 4th of July festivities along Ben Franklin Parkway

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Two police officers were shot during the Fourth of July festivities in Philadelphia on Monday night.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m., just minutes after the fireworks display began.

Sources told Action News they believe the shots came from a location in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but behind the main stage at Eakins Oval.

Police say a Philadelphia officer assigned to highway patrol suffered a head injury.

A second officer assigned to the Montgomery County bomb squad suffered a gunshot wound to the right shoulder. That officer was there to assist the Philadelphia police, as officers from surrounding counties often do during large events in the city.

Both officers were transported to Jefferson University Hospital by police and placed in stable condition.

There is no word on a suspect or arrests as of yet in this shooting.

The circumstances of this shooting remain under investigation.

The Philadelphia Police Department took to Twitter to warn others to stay away from the area.

This shooting comes just hours after the shooting during a 4th of July parade in Illinois.

Six people were killed and dozens were injured in Highland Park, a Chicago suburb. A person of interest in that case is currently in custody.

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