Deadly Shooting Erupts Near George Clinton Concert
Deadly Shooting Erupts Near George Clinton Concert

A man fired several shots from a handgun during a large fight near a Cleveland outdoor concert venue featuring funk music artist George Clinton, killing one person and wounding three others, police said Sunday.

The fight erupted before 10 p.m. Saturday at an intersection near Luke East Park, the venue for the eighth annual Unity in the Park festival. Police didn't have a description of the shooter, and no arrests had been made by midmorning Sunday, Sgt. Sammy Morris told The Associated Press.

It wasn't immediately clear how long after Clinton or the other musicians performed that the shooting erupted or what prompted it. Police didn't know if those involved in the fight were among concertgoers leaving the area.


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"These were younger people, so we're not sure," Morris said. "George Clinton is an older (artist). We're not going to speculate."

A 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head died of his injuries early Sunday, Morris said. He didn't know the conditions of the other three who were wounded: a 20-year-old woman shot in the neck, and a 14-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man each hospitalized with leg wounds.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported earlier that the two most seriously wounded were in critical condition, and the other two were stable.

The newspaper said thousands of people had gathered for the festival, which featured George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic as the headline act.

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