Teen arrested after shooting at Juneteenth Celebration in Asheville, second day of festival canceled
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The second day of the Juneteenth Festival in Asheville has been canceled following a shooting that happened at the end of the festival on Saturday night.
Asheville Police say they responded to reports of a shooting near Court Plaza around 8:51 p.m.
When officers arrived to the scene they found two juveniles with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to the hospital, where one has since been released, and the other remains in critical condition.
APD says they were able to find two suspects nearby and take them into custody before clearing one of those suspects.
A 16-year-old, whose name is not being released, is facing two counts of Felonious Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury.
Officers recovered a 9mm pistol and other physical evidence in the park.
The 2-day festival was scheduled to pick back up at 1 p.m. Sunday.
People can begin picking up items left behind at Pack Square starting at 10 a.m.
The Asheville Police Department continues to investigate the shooting and asks anyone with information to call 828-252-1110 or anonymously share by texting TIP2APD to 847411.
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