Posted on June 23, 2008

3 Injured In Shooting at Juneteenth Festival

AP, June 22, 2008

Three people are injured after shots were fired during the Juneteenth festival in Minneapolis.

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Police are still investigating. They say it appears to be gang related.

Two of the injuries took place at the WCCO Radio promotional booth. A radio promotions employee was hit in his ankle, and a woman from U.S. Bank was shot in the thigh.

Juneteenth celebrates the freeing of African-American slaves. A member of the Juneteenth board of directors says the event is supposed to be healing, and the shooting hurts the whole African-American community.

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