Child Shot During Festival At Franklin Park

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Owned By Two Cats

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Jun 16, 2013
http://www.nbc4i.com/story/22601591/shooting-...

Child Shot During Festival At Franklin Park
Posted: Jun 15, 2013 7:24 PM EST Updated: Jun 16, 2013 5:18 AM EST
By: Lauren Omness - email
By: Denise Alex - email

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police officers say a child was shot at a park in east Columbus during a festival Saturday evening.

According to police, the 11-year-old boy was transported from Franklin Park to Nationwide Children's Hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

The shooting took place during the celebration of Juneteenth at the Park, a three-day event celebrating the date the last slaves were freed in 1865.

"I actually saw a young boy fall to his knees," said Rich Reed, who was working at a booth.

"I had to take my 75-year-old mother and move her to the side so she wouldn't get hurt," said Lawana Motley, of Columbus.

Officers arrested a 15-year-old suspect, who has since been charged with felonious assault.

Detectives say they have found the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting.

"Every year they get out here and show out. Now we're not going to have anything we can do that represents the African-American community and it's a disgrace," said Benita David, of Columbus.

Crystal Coleman, who was a vendor at Juneteenth tells NBC4 that she heard the gunshot. She says she's more disappointed at the violence than losing business.

"To know why we're coming together and we mess it us up that's so awful, it's sickening," said Coleman.

Carol Jefferson, who also a vendor said this is her first and last Juneteenth. Jefferson says she lost her son to gun violence.

"It just has to stop. I don't know what it's going to take but it just has to stop," said Jefferson.

The victim was not named, but his injury was not considered to be life-threatening, according to police.

Officers closed the park shortly after 7 p.m. as a precaution. The festival was scheduled to end at 9 p.m.

Some vendors tell NBC4 that Juneteenth is canceled for its last day, Sunday.
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#2 Jun 16, 2013
Owned By Two Cats wrote:
http://www.nbc4i.com/story/226 01591/shooting-reported-at-fra nklin-park-conservatory
Child Shot During Festival At Franklin Park
Posted: Jun 15, 2013 7:24 PM EST Updated: Jun 16, 2013 5:18 AM EST
By: Lauren Omness - email
By: Denise Alex - email
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police officers say a child was shot at a park in east Columbus during a festival Saturday evening.
According to police, the 11-year-old boy was transported from Franklin Park to Nationwide Children's Hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh.
The shooting took place during the celebration of Juneteenth at the Park, a three-day event celebrating the date the last slaves were freed in 1865.
"I actually saw a young boy fall to his knees," said Rich Reed, who was working at a booth.
"I had to take my 75-year-old mother and move her to the side so she wouldn't get hurt," said Lawana Motley, of Columbus.
Officers arrested a 15-year-old suspect, who has since been charged with felonious assault.
Detectives say they have found the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting.
"Every year they get out here and show out. Now we're not going to have anything we can do that represents the African-American community and it's a disgrace," said Benita David, of Columbus.
Crystal Coleman, who was a vendor at Juneteenth tells NBC4 that she heard the gunshot. She says she's more disappointed at the violence than losing business.
"To know why we're coming together and we mess it us up that's so awful, it's sickening," said Coleman.
Carol Jefferson, who also a vendor said this is her first and last Juneteenth. Jefferson says she lost her son to gun violence.
"It just has to stop. I don't know what it's going to take but it just has to stop," said Jefferson.
The victim was not named, but his injury was not considered to be life-threatening, according to police.
Officers closed the park shortly after 7 p.m. as a precaution. The festival was scheduled to end at 9 p.m.
Some vendors tell NBC4 that Juneteenth is canceled for its last day, Sunday.
Just a typical day in killumbustan.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#3 Jun 16, 2013
Owned By Two Cats wrote:
..."To know why we're coming together and we mess it up that's so awful, it's sickening," said Coleman.
Thank you, Ms. Coleman, for acknowledging the party at fault.
And not blaming it on the nearest white or white Hispanic.
Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#4 Jun 16, 2013
The fact of the matter is this level on violence is the norm for Africans or so called African Americas.

For example, there are 50 murders in South Africa each day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_South_A...

That why is Obama / Coleman / Liberal Blacks NEVER address the issue of Black on Black violence. Its always "there are too many guns" and they over look the demographic reality of what is going on.

In Rwanda in 1994 a million were killed in 100 days, that was high but the South Africa rate of 50 per day is probably normal if people were willing to face reality..
Pamela

Plain City, OH

#5 Jun 16, 2013
Why can't these people stop killing each other?

Obama should be embarrassed by the behavior of these goons.
iron man

Bartlett, IL

#6 Jun 29, 2013
typical behavior for these people, many are half retarded or a cross between a human and ape, not ready for this world yet, best left in Africa with the rest of the monkeys.

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