Suspected mass shooting causes panic at Times Square in New York

first_imgPeople at Times Square panicked on August 6 after backfiring motorcycle was mistaken as another mass shooting in the US.IANSWidespread panic was reported in Times Square on Tuesday night after a backfiring motorcycle was mistaken as another mass shooting.A motorcycle backfired near Seventh Avenue and 46th Street multiple times just before 10 pm, reported CBS news.The New York Police Department (NYPD) released a statement saying that there was no active shooter in the area.”We are receiving multiple 911 calls. Please don’t panic. The Times Square area is very safe!,” the statement read.There is no #ActiveShooter in #TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots. We are recieving multiple 911 calls. Please don’t panic. The Times Square area is very safe! @NYPDnews @NYPDTimesSquare— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) August 7, 2019 Several conflicting witness accounts were reported. An eyewitness told IANS that there was a fight on 42nd street, after which the panic triggered. Other eyewitnesses reportedly said that they heard a loud bang following which people started running in all direction.People fleeing and hiding from #timessquare after suspected live shooter #NewYork we caught this from our hotel bar 10th floor #police confirmed this was not a live shooter #timessquare #NYC— The Daniels Group (@DanielsGrp) August 7, 2019 Several pedestrians were reportedly injured during the stampede on 44th and 45th Street on Eight Avenue. While the number of people injured is yet to be ascertained, officials claimed that the wounds range from bumps, bruises to lacerations. None of the injuries were life-threatening.Police authorities and ambulances reportedly arrived at the scene within minutes. Several shows on the Broadway were also halted.The recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and at a Dayton bar in Ohio have restarted discussion on gun violence in the United States. President Donald Trump has condemned hatred and white supremacy following the incident in a public address on Saturday.  IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:42Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:42?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Trump Blames Video Games, Mental Health In Wake Of Mass Shootings, Condemns White Supremacylast_img

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