NEW YORK

Thousands panic

after barrier collapse

The collapse of a police barrier sent thousands of people fleeing in a panic in Central Park, afraid of possible gunshots at a politically charged show.

Big-name personalities from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake to Janet Jackson and John Legend urged spectators to get involved in the nation’s troubled politics.

Authorities quickly assured the crowd they were safe after the barrier fell Saturday evening.

About 60,000 people filled the park’s Great Lawn for the Global Citizen Festival, also awaiting Cardi B, The Weeknd and other pop stars.

LAS VEGAS

Garden provides place to

mourn shooting victims

Dozens of photos are tacked to walls in a Las Vegas garden decorated with ribbons, cowboy boots, horseshoes and rubber bracelets.

The garden was created by volunteers in the days that followed a mass shooting that killed 58 people a year ago, on Oct. 1, 2017.

Today, the garden with 59 trees — one for each victim plus an oak representing life — is the only permanent public space in the Las Vegas area created in memory of the victims. It sits a few feet from a bus stop and an adult store and miles from the shooting site.

CHICAGO

City goes 22 hours

without anyone shot

No one was shot in Chicago for more than 22 hours Friday, police said. From 12:35 a.m. to shortly after 10:55 p.m., shootings citywide did not result in any reported deaths or injuries.

Then a 39-year-old man walking in the South Austin neighborhood heard gunshots, police said. A bullet grazed his right leg.

About 3 miles southeast, another person was shot walking down the street when someone tried to rob him.

 

Beacon Journal/

Ohio.com wires