California Juneteenth Celebration Turns HORRIBLY Tragic (WATCH)

By Maria Angelino | Friday, 21 June 2024 12:00 PM
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A Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, California, took a violent turn on Wednesday night, with at least four people shot and police officers reportedly assaulted.

The event, attended by approximately 5,000 people, was marred by a sideshow involving motorbikes and vehicles, which began sometime after 8:00 p.m., according to Breitbart.

As reported by Breitbart, the festive atmosphere quickly deteriorated into chaos as fights broke out and gunfire erupted. The authorities have yet to disclose the number of shooters involved, but confirmed that at least four individuals were injured in the shooting. One person was taken into custody for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Tamia Robinson, a witness at the event, recounted the terrifying moments to KGO. "We were all celebrating, there were sideshows, couple of fights that were going on – next thing we know, we all thought we heard fireworks, so we ran from the direction," Robinson said. "Next thing you hear, another 'boom, boom, boom, boom, boom' from the other side of the lake. We come down here, walking, and my sister sprints across the street, where she’s seen one of her friends were laying out."

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In a statement released early Thursday morning, the Oakland police confirmed that there were no fatalities reported at this time. The exact number of those injured is still under investigation, and no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. The police are yet to determine whether the incident involved a single shooter or multiple shooters.

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This incident follows a similar occurrence reported by Breitbart News during a Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock, Texas, on June 15, 2024, where eight people were shot, two of them fatally. These incidents underscore the urgent need for effective law enforcement and public safety measures during public celebrations.

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