Three people were stabbed after fireworks were fired at the Chicago Navy Pier on July 4, and 16 people were injured after being kicked.
The Navy Pier was so crowded with spectators for the fireworks on Thursday night that the entrance had to be closed before the event due to capacity Pier officials tweeted .
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a brief statement on Twitter that unlike initial reports, no one was shot.
He said three people had been stabbed to death after a fight on the pier, a man had his leg bumped into a table, and 1
and suddenly people ran up to me, "said one witness who said people had no idea what was going on, told NBC Chicago." My first instinct was to run away too. It was just a panic, and everyone went along with it. "
NBC Chicago, citing Chicago firefighters, reported that the three stabbing victims were sorely brought to critical condition in hospitals.
The station reported that by the firefighters It was not immediately clear if anyone was arrested.
A police officer told reporters that the onslaught was due to the fact that, according to the online video of the The three stabbed persons were "non-cooperative." With investigators, the officer said, stressing that there were no shots and that one person sustained a stab wound from a fallen table.