1 Dead in Shooting at George Clinton Concert

Fight at outdoor concert in Cleveland turns deadly
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 31, 2011 10:11 AM CDT
George Clinton gestures as he performs on stage with Parliament Funkadelic band during their concert on June 22, 2011 in Prague.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A man fired several shots from a handgun during a large fight near a Cleveland outdoor concert venue featuring funk musician George Clinton, killing one person and wounding three others, police said today. The fight erupted before 10pm last night at 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, a spokesman said.

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. "These were younger people, so we're not sure," said the police spokesman. "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 today. A 20-year-old woman was shot in the neck, and a 14-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man were each hospitalized with leg wounds.

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