‘People were getting trampled’: Hundreds run from Lake Eola fireworks show after ‘noise’ scare

Hundreds of people ran away from the fireworks show at Lake Eola after people started talking about a gunfight.
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Orlando police said there was no evidence of a gunshot.
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Witnesses told Channel 9 they thought they heard gunshots. Others said it was probably the sound of firecrackers coming from a different direction.
Whatever it was, it was enough to cause mass hysteria.
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Witnesses told Channel 9 that the event had just started when a crowd started running.
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"We saw this man get up in front of us and run, so we did it," one person said.
Witnesses shared their footage from the ground and balconies with us.
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Orlando Police said people were injured, but we don't know how many.
“People were trampled. People just kept running," one person told Channel 9.
According to the police, no shots were fired at the event.
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Investigators said they believe the incident started next to the band shell or Pine Street.
Anyone with information about what started the chaos is asked to call the police.
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