clearn.png
Thursday February 27th, 2020 9:56PM

The Latest: Police seek 2 in stabbings at Chicago fireworks

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on three stabbings and a stampede at the Navy Pier's annual fireworks show.(all times local):

7:20 a.m.

Chicago police are searching for two male suspects in a fight that led to panic and a stampede which injured more than a dozen people at the Navy Pier's annual fireworks show.

Police say two teenage boys and a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when they were stabbed after a group of young males flashed gang signs at Thursday night's fireworks show that draws thousands of people to the Lake Michigan shoreline each year.

Police say panic ensued when someone threw what's believed to be firecrackers, creating a stampede. Chicago Police Spokesman Rocco Alito says 14 people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries after being trampled during the rush of people fleeing the scene.

__

1:06 a.m.

More than a dozen people have been injured after Chicago police say a fight at the annual fireworks show caused panic at Navy Pier.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says three people were stabbed during the fight that followed the Fourth of July display, which draws thousands of people to the Lake Michigan shoreline each year. Guglielmi says 16 others were taken to hospitals after being trampled during the rush of people fleeing the scene.

The spokesman adds that initial reports of a shooting were inaccurate. It's unclear if anyone has been arrested.

Police are investigating.

  • Associated Categories: U.S. News, Associated Press (AP), AP National News, Top U.S. News short headlines
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California
The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July 4th holiday, rattling nerves and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks
6:14AM ( 2 hours ago )
Concerts, fireworks and a military parade mark July Fourth
Revelers are flocking to New York's East River, the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington and Boston's Esplanade for fireworks shows and concerts to celebrate America's Independence Day
11:46PM ( 8 hours ago )
San Francisco to paint over historic George Washington mural
San Francisco School Board decides to paint over a Depression-era mural of George Washington for its depiction of black and Native American people; critics worry the move allows modern sensitivities to censor a critical portrayal of American history.
7:21PM ( 13 hours ago )
U.S. News
Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California
The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July 4th holiday, rattling nerves and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks
6:14AM ( 2 hours ago )
Concerts, fireworks and a military parade mark July Fourth
Revelers are flocking to New York's East River, the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington and Boston's Esplanade for fireworks shows and concerts to celebrate America's Independence Day
11:46PM ( 8 hours ago )
San Francisco to paint over historic George Washington mural
San Francisco School Board decides to paint over a Depression-era mural of George Washington for its depiction of black and Native American people; critics worry the move allows modern sensitivities to censor a critical portrayal of American history.
7:21PM ( 13 hours ago )
MAD magazine leaving newsstands after 67-year run (Really!)
Long-running satirical publication MAD magazine will be leaving newsstands this fall
6:35PM ( 13 hours ago )
Parades, parties, pomp and circumstance fill Fourth of July
The national holiday to mark America's birth as a country will be filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and of course, fireworks
6:12PM ( 14 hours ago )