July 5 (UPI) -- Three people were stabbed and at least 16 others were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries following Fourth of July fireworks at Chicago's Navy Pier, police said.
The stabbing occurred Thursday following an "altercation" while the more than a dozen people hospitalized were injured in a stampede to the pier's exit, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.
Chicago Police spokesman Rocco Alito told NBC Chicago that the stampede occurred as people were exiting the venue when someone yelled there was a shooting.
But there was no shooting, he said, adding that reports a person was shot are not accurate.
"There was no one shot," he said. "That individual sustained a puncture wound from an overturned table, so there is no one shot here at Navy Pier."
Alito said the three people who were stabbed were not cooperating with the investigation.