Twelve Injured in Stampede Over False Rumor of Active Shooter at Orlando Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

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A crowd of an estimated 100,000 gathered at Lake Eola Park in Orlando, Florida to observe town’s Independence Day fireworks show panicked and stampeded throughout the fireworks present over an unfounded rumor of an lively shooter. Firecrackers reportedly set off within the crowd that have been mistaken for gunshots provoked the stampede, injuring twelve and separating households.

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Orlando 4th Panic 2 Screen Image Connor Hansen Fox 35 Twitter 07042022 e1656992400965Display screen photographs from movies posted to Twitter present fireworks exploding over panicked crowd.

Movies from the scene:

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Mother and father have been separated from their youngsters throughout the stampede.

WKMG-TV reporters described their panicked (and morbid) response, hiding in a information van and placing a cellphone on video file for a remaining file in case they didn’t make it.

WKMG additionally reported twelve injured, “Somebody shot off fireworks in the course of a crowd watching the principle fireworks at Lake Eola in Orlando, spooked folks, set off a panic and a stampede. 12 injured, Orlando police say. YOU’RE AT A PROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS SHOW, WHY ARE YOU SHOOTING OFF FIREWORKS IN A CROWD?!?!?!?!”…That’s in keeping with the deputy chief of Orlando police.”

Orlando Police reported there was no shooter:

“IMPORTANT MESSAGE: To our neighborhood members now in Downtown Orlando, please know that there’s NO proof of a capturing within the space. Our officers at the moment are working to safe the world. There may be NO public security hazard presently…Right now, it seems that a noise throughout the fireworks present confused some spectators, inflicting the response. No critical accidents have been reported. Solely minor accidents suffered by some spectators who fell throughout the commotion…FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES! For those who have been separated, you can also make your strategy to our Household Reunification Designated Space at N. Rosalind Ave. & E. Robinson St. Unfold the Phrase…UPDATE: We’re joyful to announce that each one households on the Household Reunification Middle at Rosalind & Robinson have been reunited! ** The LOST & FOUND AREA has been moved to the Lake Eola Parks Workplace at N. Eola Dr. & E. Washington St. Thanks for sharing!”

Extra native protection:

Yet another crowd video from fringe of Lake Eola captures sluggish construct of panic and safety fencing overrun.



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