Oak Street Beach in Chicago descended into chaos on the night of July 4, according to 9-1-1 calls that have just been released.
According to CBS Chicago, the 9-1-1 calls describe fireworks being throw into crowds, people being mugged and gangs fighting (video below).
One caller told 9-1-1: “We’re over here by Division and Lake Shore Drive by Oak Street Beach, and there’s a crowd of people throwing M-80′s by the people."
"They’re just blowing them off and there’s like crowds of people here with their kids and they don’t care.”
CBS Chicago says the reason for the delay of the tapes is that it took the city three weeks to provide them to the station.
Source: CBS Chicago