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Teenager Shot After Fair Closes

Daniel Prince

Unknown if fight reported at fairgrounds is related to the shooting

The Union Public Safety Department sent out a release early Saturday stating a teenager was shot near the fairgrounds about an hour after the fair closed. The report states that the Union County Sheriff’s Office handled an altercation involving juveniles inside the fair shortly after 11 p.m. Friday. Just before midnight, there was a call for shots fired near Harris Street and Old Buffalo Road, near the fairgrounds. A 14-year-old male was found at the scene, suffering from a gunshot wound. The shots were reported to have come from a vehicle that fled the scene. The victim was transported by EMS to Union Medical Center. His condition is not known.

As of Saturday, it had not been determined if the shooting and the altercation at the fair were related. No further details have been released by Union Public Safety. They say if anyone has information, call CrimeStoppers at 427-0800 or Union Public Safety Department at 429-1713.

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