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, 警察说. Another officer was injured during a scuffle with a suspect. Others in the crowd resisted orders to disperse, 狐狸 32 芝加哥报道.
They were arrested for offenses including battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, a police spokesperson told the 站.
“Sunday night was a disaster,” said Ald. Brian Hopkins, according to Chicago’s WBBM-TV. “我们有 massive chaos and mayhem downtown. We had guns in backpacks. Guns in pockets. A large number of firearms present.”
在单独的事件中, two Chicago cops were shot early Monday as police attempted to break up a crowd on the city’s West Side.
A man fired into a crowd of revelers around 1:30 上午, striking Patrina Wines, who took over as commander of the 15th District last year, the Chicago Sun-Times 已报告. 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 be “all right.”
“如你所知, 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.”
多于 90 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday evening, 狐狸 32 已报告.