Chicago crowd sets fireworks, dances on cops cars; por lo menos 61 detenido: reporte

Those arrested – mostly young adults and minors – were among the hundreds of people who flooded the city’s downtown streets. Bottle rockets were fired at officers during the unrest, one of whom was hit near the ear, la policía dijo. Another officer was injured during a scuffle with a suspect. Others in the crowd resisted orders to disperse, ZORRO 32 Chicago reported.

They were arrested for offenses including battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, a police spokesperson told the station.

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Sunday night was a disaster,” said Ald. Brian Hopkins, according to Chicago’s WBBM-TV. “Tuvimos massive chaos and mayhem downtown. We had guns in backpacks. Guns in pockets. A large number of firearms present.

Officers with the Chicago Police Department are out on patrol in the city's lakefront area during Fourth of July weekend.

Officers with the Chicago Police Department are out on patrol in the city’s lakefront area during Fourth of July weekend. (Chicago Police)

In a separate incident, two Chicago cops were shot early Monday as police attempted to break up a crowd on the city’s West Side.

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A man fired into a crowd of revelers around 1:30 soy., striking Patrina Wines, who took over as commander of the 15th District last year, the Chicago Sun-Times informó. A police sergeant also suffered a graze wound to the leg. Wines and the sergeant did not require hospitalization.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said both officers are going to beall right.

“Como sabes, there’s been a lot of large crowd gatherings tonight, a lot of celebratory fireworks going off, kind of spontaneous,” Brown said at a news conference. “They were dispersing a crowd when they heard shots and felt pain.

Más que 90 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday evening, ZORRO 32 informó.

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