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Juneteenth shooting: Teen arrested for shooting 11-year-old at Ohio festival

By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   June 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM   |   Comments

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June 16 (UPI) -- Ohio police have arrested 15-year-old Lovauntea J. Mickens on assault charges after a 10-year-old festivalgoer was injured by a stray bullet in Columbus on Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Authorities shut down the Juneteenth Festival, marking the day Texas slaves learned of their emancipation, after an 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the leg. Police had arrested

"To know why we're coming together and we mess it us up that's so awful, it's sickening," Crystal Coleman, a vendor, told NBC 4.

"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," Columbus resident Benita David said.

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