CLEVELAND (AP)—Cleveland’s mayor and other officials say the weekend’s deadly violence after a park concert won’t lead the city to curtail other outdoor events.
Gunfire erupted during a fight Saturday near Luke Easter Park, where people were leaving the annual Unity in the Park festival featuring funk music artist George Clinton. A 16-year-old boy died after being shot in the head. Three other people were wounded.
Mayor Frank Jackson and City Councilman Zack Reed vowed during a Sunday news conference that other events scheduled for the park would go ahead as planned.
Officials are urging witnesses to come forward to help find the shooter. WTAM radio quotes police Commander Deon McCaulley as saying a $2,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.