“The woman was among dozens of people on Friday searching for lost items at Navy Pier in the aftermath of a chaotic end to Chicago’s annual fireworks show.
“On the verge of tears, she explained to staffers at the pier’s lost-and-found that she was scheduled to fly to New York and needed the identification she had lost Thursday night when word of an active shooter spread through crowds pouring out of the pier’s Fourth of July celebration, causing panic and pandemonium.
“Witnesses said cries from young children pierced the air. Parents desperately searched for lost children. Hostesses in a nearby restaurant hid under tables.
“Some people even tried to hide in a freezer and storage area at the restaurant, according to two servers who work there.”
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