Juneteenth celebrations nationwide were marred by shootings and death.
ABC News reports Oakland’s celebration at Lake Merritt was interrupted by gunfire at 6:22 pm. Once the shooting ends, seven victims were discovered; a 22-year-old man was killed in the incident.
The Aurora celebration ended violently as multiple shooters unleashed 114 rounds, wounding four and killing one.
The “Public Safety Dispatch Center received at least 50 calls for service” regarding the Aurora attack, noted KKTV
Two people were killed in Baton Rouge after a concert, shooting erupted.
ABC News stated the shooting occurred in a parking lot; following a fight, and multiple guns were involved.
Two separate shootings in Clover, South Carolina, reported WSOC-TV. Three people were wounded, including a 17-year-old boy, in one of the shootings. A car pulled beside another vehicle in which a family traveled and opened fire in the second shooting.
A 19-year old was shot and killed after allegedly shooting at a police officer in Flint, Michigan.
A City of Flint Police Department press release says, “Preliminary investigation indicates the officer, who was working a traffic point for the Juneteenth Celebration, was fired upon by the lone occupant of a vehicle who drove up to him at the traffic point. Upon taking fire, the officer returned fire, striking the suspect.”