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Chicago crowd sets fireworks, dances on cops cars; at least 61 arrested: report

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2 CHICAGO COPS SHOT WHILE BREAKING UP 4TH OF JULY CROWDS

“Sunday night was a disaster,” said Ald. Brian Hopkins, according to Chicago’s WBBM-TV. “We had massive chaos and mayhem downtown. We had guns in backpacks. Guns in pockets. A large number of firearms present.”

Officers with the Chicago Police Department are out on patrol in the city's lakefront area during Fourth of July weekend.

Officers with the Chicago Police Department are out on patrol in the city’s lakefront area during Fourth of July weekend.
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In a separate incident, two Chicago cops were shot early Monday as police attempted to break up a crowd on the city’s West Side. 

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A man fired into a crowd of revelers around 1:30 a.m., striking Patrina Wines, who took over as commander of the 15th District last year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. A police sergeant also suffered a graze wound to the leg. Wines and the sergeant did not require hospitalization. 

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said both officers are going to be “all right.”

“As you know, there‚Äôs been a lot of large crowd gatherings tonight, a lot of celebratory fireworks going off, kind of spontaneous,” Brown said at a news conference. “They were dispersing a crowd when they heard shots and felt pain.”

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More than 90 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday evening, FOX 32 reported. 

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