Overnight in Minneapolis, fireworks were shot at apartment and condo buildings near the intersection of Washington Ave and Portland Ave. Residents say it took hours for police to arrive and disperse the crowd.
“At times there had to have been more than 100 teenagers out here and they were speeding up and down the streets in their cars hanging out of their sunroofs and throwing mortars,” resident Chris Chambliss said. “People running, I mean you’d hear them screaming and all of a sudden a whole group would be running up the sidewalk and a mortar would blow up right behind them.”
The havoc also occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and it’s so bad the Mayor said he can’t wait to leave.
Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney (D): “I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time, so I’ll be happy when I’m not here, when I’m not mayor and can enjoy some stuff,” when asked about his resolve to address incidents like tonight. @CBSPhillypic.twitter.com/863h58igNA
People run for blocks from the Welcome America Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway after two police officers were shot while working in the area of 2500 Spring Garden Street. A truly terrifying scene on what was supposed to be a night of celebration. @CBSPhillypic.twitter.com/Bye1OEzQmF