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Fight Erupts At Cinco De Mayo Festival, Innocent Bystander Shot And Killed

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May 2 2022, Published 1:06 p.m. ET

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A teen has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting at a California Cinco de Mayo festival, according to police.

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Around 10 p.m. on May 1, police in Anaheim, California, responded to a report of gunshots in La Palma Park. The site was the location of the annual Anaheim Cinco de Mayo Festival.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to Anaheim police.

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The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Anaheim police.

Police at the scene detained a group of juveniles and found a handgun.

Investigators said a fight erupted involving the group of juveniles. During the fight, a 17-year-old man fired the gun. At least one shot hit the victim, who was an innocent bystander, police said.

The juvenile has been arrested on suspicion of murder.


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