July 4th shooting on the Parkway: Information and resources for residents

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At around 9:47 p.m. on July 4, 2022 two officers were shot on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during the city’s Fourth of July concert and fireworks. The Parkway was evacuated. Both officers were treated and released from the hospital later that night.

Philadelphia Police continues to investigate this incident. On, July 6, City officials held a press conference and provided updates about the Parkway shooting and investigation.

Below, residents can find updates and resources related to this event.

Lost and found information

If you lost or left behind a personal belonging on the Parkway you can reclaim those items by contacting the Welcome America office at [email protected].

Submit your tips and videos to Philadelphia Police

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking anyone who was in the area of 2500 Benjamin Franklin Parkway that may have witnessed anything unusual leading up to or immediately following the shooting of a Philadelphia Police Officer and a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officer to please contact the Philadelphia Police Department.

Tips may be submitted by calling or texting 215-686-TIPS (8477) or by clicking the following Philadelphia Police Department website page link. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit your videos and photos

The Philadelphia Police Department is also requesting that individuals who were taking photos or videos in the area of 2500 Benjamin Franklin Parkway at the time of the incident submit their pictures or recordings to [email protected].

Coping with trauma

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event, and trauma supports are available for anyone experiencing distress. Trauma can feel like:

  • Heart racing or skipping
  • Body aches
  • Emotional swings
  • Outburst of anger or rage
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • No energy

Support is available. If you, or another person, are in crisis and need emergency help, call the Philadelphia Crisis Line at (215) 685-6440. This line is open 24/7. If you are seeking mental health services and supports, call (888) 545-2600 (24 hours) or visit dbhids.org/boost.

Healing from trauma is possible. Learn more about trauma and strategies for self-care and healing.

Support for children

Many children were present on the Parkway at the time of the incident, and still more may hear about the shooting or see footage from the sudden evacuation. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has advice for parents and caregivers about discussing violent events with children.

 Get mental health and trauma support  


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