Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:27 PM Shocking moment car drives through downtown Minneapolis shooting fireworks at ... trends now

Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:27 PM Shocking moment car drives through downtown Minneapolis shooting fireworks at ... trends now
Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:27 PM Shocking moment car drives through downtown Minneapolis shooting fireworks at ... trends now

Wednesday 6 July 2022 07:27 PM Shocking moment car drives through downtown Minneapolis shooting fireworks at ... trends now

Fourth of July celebrations in Minneapolis, Minn., were marked by violence and mayhem as cars driving downtown shot fireworks at bystanders and first responders. 

Shocking video shows fireworks being launched at residential buildings and people running for shelter as vehicles sped off through main avenues in the Twin Cities' Mill District. 

At least 10 people were injured, CBS reported. 

Desperate residents decried the violence while local politicians called for the city to bring in the National Guard to help deal with the chaos. 

'It built into quite a chaotic scene with fast and furious donuts in the street, cars going in excess of 60 miles per hour,' a downtown resident, Mike, told CBS. 

The severely understaffed Minneapolis Police Department addressed the incidents in a Tuesday press conference, with Interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman saying roughly 13,000 911 calls were received in a 13-hour period on Monday, the average for an entire day. 

The department currently staffs around 580 officers, 150 fewer than the required minimum; 80 officers were working on Monday, the general amount for a normal day. 

Huffman said MPD did not foresee the disruptions that would unfold.

Elsewhere in the city, at least nine people were shot and one individual was stabbed. 

In addition to holiday-related disturbances, the department also responded to mounting calls of fights, overdoses and medical emergencies, authorities said. 

Shocking video shows fireworks being launched at residential buildings and people running for shelter as vehicles sped off through main avenues in Minneapolis' Mill District

Shocking video shows fireworks being launched at residential buildings and people running for shelter as vehicles sped off through main avenues in Minneapolis' Mill District 

The scene in the Mill District

Police responded to the area to remove people shooting commercial fireworks at first responders

Shortly after 1 a.m., all squads had responded to the area to remove people shooting commercial fireworks at first responders

Interim MPD Chief Amelia Huffman said roughly 13,000 911 calls were received in a 13-hour period Monday, the average for an entire day. The department currently staffs around 580 officers, 150 fewer than the required minimum

Interim MPD Chief Amelia Huffman said roughly 13,000 911 calls were received in a 13-hour period Monday, the average for an entire day. The department currently staffs around 580 officers, 150 fewer than the required minimum

Minneapolis resident Troy Austin said he had planned to enjoy the fireworks in the Mill District but had to cut the viewing short when 'fireworks meant to explode way up in the air were exploding a few feet from [him]. 

'I wanted to see some fireworks, but not get blown

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