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Fears of gunman at gay pride parade sparks mass stampede

Injuries: The aftermath at the parade

SEVEN people were taken to hospital after fears a gunman was on the loose sparked panic at a gay pride event.

Hundreds were gathered for the parade in Washington DC when people started running after hearing what they thought was a gunshot. Elizabeth Hernandez, 19, said she heard ‘pop, pop’ and barricades were shoved aside as a crowd of people ran from the area. ‘Everything fell and everyone said “run!”,’ she added.

Mayor Muriel Bowser later tweeted there were ‘no shots fired’ on Saturday. Some people suffered minor injuries.

A man has been arrested and faces a gun possession charge.