Terrifying moment Chicago street racers attack cops who tried to stop them from doing donuts in the city’s Loop neighborhood – just hours before the July 4 massacre that left six dead
- A group of between 30 and 40 people fired fireworks at police cars in Chicago
- Vandals shot at about eight police cars that had their lights and sirens on
- A firecracker landed on the hood of a patrol car, leaving a shattered windshield, headlights and dented bodywork
- You saw some members of the group kick the headlights
Terrifying footage shows a mob of Chicago lawbreakers throwing fireworks at police cars and starting to attack one of the vehicles after officers tried to stop their illegal street racing in the once illustrious Loop neighborhood.
The vandals could be seen shooting at the police patrol cars in the early morning hours on Monday.
A group of between 30 and 40 people began gesturing angrily at the police in their patrol cars, many of them grabbing their phones as they did so.
A number of people could then be seen kicking and punching the front of the emergency vehicles. The grills, hood and headlights of the car were dented or shattered.
Dozens of people were seen making threatening gestures towards police cars in Chicago
Many members of the group, who were white, held up their cell phones as they walked forward
A group of between 30 and 40 people fired fireworks at police cars in Chicago
Vandals shot at about eight police cars that had their lights and sirens on
There were about eight police cars in the area, all of which were attacked
Near the end of the two-minute video, a fireworks display lands directly on the hood of a CPD vehicle that can’t get out of the way during the attack on Columbus and Wacker Street.
The police car sustained significant damage, including broken headlights, a shattered windshield and damage to the hood.
Officers stayed inside as they tried to back up, away from danger.
Police were called to the area after reports that some civilian cars were carrying out donuts in the middle of an intersection.
There are no reports of injuries and the police have made no arrests.
A firecracker landed on the hood of a patrol car, leaving a shattered windshield, headlights and dented bodywork
Despite the number of police, no arrests were made
The fireworks were deliberately aimed at the police cars that had come to stop the street racing
A CBS News crew captured the attack on the police cars in the early hours of Monday morning
The attack on the police cars took place hours before a gunman armed with a high-powered rifle shot and killed at least six people during a July 4 Independence Day parade in an affluent suburban Chicago suburb.
Emergency services in Highland Park said about two dozen people, including children, were injured, some in critical condition.
A massive police manhunt was underway for the gunman, who is still at large.
Police said they had identified a 22-year-old suspect named Robert E Crimo III and warned he was considered armed and “extremely dangerous.”
The gunman fired at the holiday crowd from a nearby rooftop, causing chaos as panicked spectators ran for their lives, leaving behind a parade route littered with chairs, abandoned balloons and personal belongings.
Police search of downtown Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, following a mass shooting in the Highland Park Fourth of July parade, Monday, July 4, 2022