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Dozens Shot During Juneteenth Celebrations

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2023
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Dozens of people were shot across the country during Juneteenth celebrations over the weekend. Nearly two dozen people were shot, one fatally, in an Illinois parking lot Saturday just after midnight, and two others were injured in a shooting at an Asheville, N.C., festival the same evening. The shootings took place at Juneteenth holiday events marking the end of slavery. Gunfire erupted in a Willowbrook, Ill., strip mall parking lot where a "large gathering of people was happening," according to Eric Swanson, the deputy chief of the sheriff’s office. Twenty-three...

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