A motorcycle backfired in New York Times Square Tuesday night and created mass panic.  The NYPD quickly let the public know it wasn’t an active shooter but over two dozen people were injured in the stampede.

‘It sounded like gunshots, it definitely did. Two or three thousand people, maybe, just dissipated into thin air,’ Harlem resident Evan Dore told CBS New York.

Ace Guzman, who works in Times Square, witnessed the stampede. He said: ‘[People] were all running, like running everywhere. Almost got hit by cars and everything. They jumped out of shoes. There were shoes everywhere.’

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

This is the world we now live in.