The 4th of July is a holiday full of food, fun, and fireworks. But somehow someway, there’s an outburst of gunshot raining through the hoods whilst all the fun & fireworks are being had. G.O.O.D. Music signee & Harlem native Teyana Taylor held an extravagant outdoor cookout in her Morningside Park neighborhood & all were invited – even a 14 year old boy who fired shots as reported by local NY newspapers.
According to the New York Post, there was a mild shooting at Teyana’s Independence Day BBQ which she hosted in Morningside Park in the northern portion of Manhattan.
More than 200 young men & women gathered for the cookout in the park but once the sun set around 9 p.m. last night, things quickly got out of hand. The BBQ slowly turned into a party that expanded through the whole park to the edge of the West Side Highway as more & more people gathered. It was said that some people attempted to climb the fences surrounding the Riverbank State Park just to get inside.
Police were called to the scene, and it turned into a wild chase as the crowd ran in every which direction. A Sergeant injured his shoulder while trying to disperse the crowd. Also amid the chaos, a 14-year-old boy decided to fire random shots into the air. He was later arrested.
There are no other reports of injuries or any fatalities. View the earlier photos of the crowd before the crazy police scene: