This weekend's fireworks display at Crocker Park was cut short after a mishap sent fireworks spiraling into the crowd, injuring nine people and scaring the living daylights out of dozens more.
Officials say a box of fireworks overturned and fired into the audience just after the annual display started on Sunday evening around 10 p.m. Injuries — thank God — were minor and no one was taken to the hospital.
Crocker Park administrators posted this statement on their Facebook page about 40 minutes after the incident:
30 minutes prior, however, Crocker Park personnel released a post on Facebook blaming high winds for the cancellation of the Sunday night event. The post caused a flurry of social media backlash and has since been deleted.
Some video footage of the incident is currently circulating around the interwebs, including this one from attendee Kerri Russell:
Thank you for installing a permanent fear of fireworks after almost being burned by them.. I don't think I'll ever return..Posted by Keri Russell on Sunday, June 28, 2015
The incident is still under investigation.