15-year-old boy shot in chest at Akron Juneteenth celebration

The boy was transported to Akron Children's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest on Saturday afternoon in Akron, Ohio at Stoner Hawkins Park in during a Juneteenth celebration, according to Akron police. 

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the boy was transported to Akron Children's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting occurred just after 4:30 pm at Orlando Avenue and Stoner Street. Upon arrival, responding officers located a teen with a gunshot wound in the chest, according to police.

The incident played out while community members convened for a parade to celebrate Akron's annual Juneteenth celebration. Kicking off at 1 pm on Copley Road in West Akron, the parade was scheduled to end at the park at 7 pm, according to the journal.

Police have not yet located a suspect.

Violence erupted in Democrat-run cities across the United States over the weekend during the nation's annual Juneteenth celebrations. One person was killed and at least 28 were injured in a shooting at a Juneteenth celebration in Willowbrook, Illinois, near Chicago on Saturday. In San Diego, a shooting to the life of one, and left one injured.

In 2021, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act to "remember the moral strain" of slavery.

This is a developing story and will be updated.
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1. there's some inexpensive homes in the area 2. cheap prices means lack of Black "generational wealth" from home prices rising over time 3. because nobody sane and safe wants to risk their lives in these areas 4. especially not White Liberal Leftists who preach about it 5. but if people w money DO take chances and move in, that's bad too because that's "gentrification"

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