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Harrisburg man describes panic after false report of a gunshot July 4 in Harrisburg

  • Scott LaMar
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Airdate: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Just as Harrisburg’s annual Fourth of July fireworks were to begin Monday night, two juveniles began fighting, according to city police.

Whether it was the pop of a firecracker or fireworks or nothing at all, someone reportedly yelled “gun!”

Hundreds of people fled through the streets in a panic.

Americans are on edge and very aware of mass shootings. Independence Day shootings in Highland Park, Illinois and Philadelphia bears that out.

Justin Douglas of Harrisburg and his family were caught up in the fleeing crowd and tells his frightening story on Smart Talk.

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