( 4UMF NEWS ) Teen Girl Shot Twice At Cavs Parade:
It was Cleveland’s first championship parade in 52 years — and it ended in chaos as a teen was shot following the rally.
A 13-year-old girl suffered two gunshot wounds through her leg as the Cleveland Cavaliers finished celebrating their NBA Finals win throughout the city.
Police said the alleged shooter, 15, was in custody, but are still looking for a second suspect.
Cops nabbed the teen suspect, who had a gun tucked into his waistband, WKYC reported.
Witnesses said there was a fight near the shooting site on Euclid Avenue and Ontario Street.
An estimated 2 million people flocked to downtown Cleveland to see LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and the Cavaliers revel in the team’s long-awaited championship win in the city.
The parade started at 11 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m., just minutes before the gunfire erupted.
The Cavaliers ended a 52-year championship drought after defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday in Oakland.
Several die-hard fans had been waiting for the parade to start since Tuesday, NPR reported.
The parade was such a special event for Cleveland that the city’s courts waived fees and arrest warrants for anyone who failed to show up to their trials on Wednesday.
Despite reports of a shooting in Tower City and the JACK Casino, Cleveland police said there were no injuries at both sites.
The parade remained peaceful up until the shooting at the end.
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