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Boy, 10, injured in shooting at Juneteenth festival in Ohio

Published: Sun, June 16, 2013 @ 10:24 a.m.

Boy, 10, injured in shooting at Juneteenth festival in Ohio

Associated Press


Police in Columbus say a teen is in custody after a shooting at a festival injured a 10-year-old boy.

The shooting happened at a park just outside downtown Columbus at the Juneteenth Festival early Saturday night.

Police tell media outlets that the boy’s injuries aren’t life threatening. He was at a Columbus hospital late Saturday in stable condition.

Officers say a 15-year-old has been arrested and charged with felonious assault. Police say two others also may have been involved.

Police shut down the festival after the shooting and say it won’t go on Sunday.

They say four other young people had been involved in fighting and were arrested before the shooting.

Juneteenth festivals celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States.


1excel(1307 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

Let us take all of the guns off the streets where one mans hatred for another puts life itself in jeopardy. True freedom is the ablity to pursue life without being in fear that someone holding a gun and full of hate will end it.

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2cgroves(3 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

A perfect world is a fantasy. "Take all guns off the streets"? Please spare me. Hatred will still be there and a different weapon will be used--a knife, a golf club, a broken beer bottle, a fry pan--and the list goes on. Guns are NOT the problem. People are the problem. Loopholes in the laws are the problem. Lack of enforcing the laws are the problem. Reduced sentencing is the problem.

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3redeye1(5662 comments)posted 3 years, 1 month ago

cgroves excel is nothing more then a broken record of this site. He doesn't have any common sense . He's a liberal who thinks that they can get rid of problems by either taking guns away or throwing money at them. Next he will want all cars removed and everyone should be walking. This is what KOOL-AID does to one's brain !!

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