'There's a shooting, bro': STAMPEDE at star-studded Malibu Chili Cook-Off festival after child yells he 'has a gun'

The annual Labor Day festival which draws scores of celebrities to the fairgrounds to enjoy some amazing food, rides, and games turned disastrous

'There's a shooting, bro': STAMPEDE at star-studded Malibu Chili Cook-Off festival after child yells he 'has a gun'
Dozens of Malibu festive-goers could be seen climbing over the barricades and screaming as they ran from the event (German in Venice/Youtube; DailyMail screengrab)
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MALIBU, CALIFORNIA: Chaotic stampede outbreak at Malibu Chili Cook-Of festival after kid yelled someone had a gun. The annual star-studded Malibu weekend festival this year was no exception with the newlyweds Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Tom Hanks, the Kardashian kids, Jamie Foxx, January Jones, and Donald Faison in attendance. 

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On Saturday, September, 3, a horrifying video shows the moment when the festival turned into a disaster as crowds stormed towards the exits. Dozens of Malibu festive-goers could be seen climbing over the barricades and screaming as they ran from the event and some were left scrambling at the exits to find their friends and loved ones.

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Stampede outbreak at Malibu chilli cook off festival (DailyMail screengrab)
Stampede outbreak at Malibu chili Cook-Off festival (DailyMail screengrab)

The joyous event turned into a disaster when the juvenile claimed he had a gun and sent crowds running towards the exits. The annual Labor Day weekend festival always draws scores of celebrities to the fairgrounds to enjoy some amazing food, rides, and games. A man could be heard in the video saying, "Oh, there’s a shooting, bro," though actress Rita Wilson was captured telling photographers that the hullabaloo was over a sighting of rapper Playboi Carti. In reality, the Sheriff’s Office said, there was no shooting, and Lost Hills deputies who investigated the scene found there was no threat. It was "just a kid being stupid," Deputy Sean Cohen told DailyMail.

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Festivities then continued as planned on Sunday, after many celebrities took to the Malibu fairgrounds to take in the good food, games, and rides. Among those in attendance, this year were Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson. Lana Del Rey was also spotted in pigtails, in casual attire. The new weds Jennifer Lopez and her husband Ben Affleck were spotted wearing matching white outfits.

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Actor Donald Faison was pictured in a red t-shirt, black shorts, and a black baseball cap as he rode the swings. And the Kardashian kids also seemed to be enjoying themselves as they walked with their caretakers holding some stuffed animals they won during the festivities. Both True Thompson and Chicago West had their faces painted at the carnival on Saturday. Meanwhile, January Jones made a rare public outing with her son Xander on Sunday, while departing the Malibu Chili Cook-Off festival as she strolled hand-in-hand with her 10-year-old. 'Jackass' star Johnny Knoxville also brought his daughter to the annual festival for some father-daughter bonding. Eddie Murphy's ex-wife, Nicole Murphy, also stunned in a colorful floral dress as she exited the festival on Saturday, while model Phoebe Price was even more scantily-clad in a lime green strappy bikini.

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