Skip to comments.Hampton carnival canceled after 5 shot, 1 killed
Posted on 05/27/2013 3:34:19 AM PDT by csvset
HAMPTON The Hampton Coliseum Spring Carnival has been canceled following nearby shootings Saturday night that killed at least one teen and injured four others.
Hampton police officers and members of the Hampton Fire and Rescue Division found 16-year-old Ralphael Davis Jr. lying in the road in the 1900 block of Coliseum Drive shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Hampton police spokeswoman Mary Shackleford. Davis, who suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso, was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 11:14 p.m., Shackleford said.
Officers located four additional victims in parking lots adjacent to hotels in the 1900 block of Coliseum Drive, who were also transported to a local hospital.
Shackleford said a preliminary investigation indicated a verbal altercation took place between two groups of individuals. The altercation escalated when the suspect or suspects displayed a firearm, discharging multiple rounds, which struck the victims.
This years shooting wasnt the first for the Hampton Coliseum Spring Carnival, Hampton police spokesman Jason Price said. Shots were fired as the carnival was closing for the night one evening last year, but no one was shot, he said. Price said he was unable to verify Sunday if there were any shootings at the carnival before last year or if this is the first year the carnival was canceled due to violence.
The 10-day annual carnival, which has been held for more than 35 years, opened Thursday and was scheduled to run through June 2.
Coliseum Director Joe Tsao said annually the carnival draws from 25,000 to 30,000 visitors, and is a revenue generator for the city both in terms of direct spending at the carnival and indirect spending with the area merchants.
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Raphael Davis, 16
A candlelight vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Monday in the Hampton Coliseum parking lot.
Must be another Tea Party Event. /sarc
Step right up . . Place yer bets !
Probably went there for the Skittles...
God d***ed thugs slither in and screw it all up for everyone. Just like what happened in Va Beach a few weeks ago. All those knuckledraggers should be place in a fighting pit and allowed to kill each other off.
Yes, I have stock in tin foil.
..cancellation?...oh it must be the sequestration...or locally, they won’t give us mo money or ammo
And he was really a good boy who was just getting his life together.
If you find that blacks are having a party in a town
You can call that racist if you like , I don’t care, but it’s just common sense and good advice.
Candlelight vigil? Will more shots ensue?
I guess 4 killings was the limit.
I mean 4 shootings! :)
That person is going to get theirs as far as the situation that happened thats a bad situation, said Isaiah Alston.
Alston says he met Davis at Bethal High School, but he knew the teen as Little Ralph.
He wasnt like a trouble maker at all. He was like a cool person, mad-chill, but he got hung up with the wrong people and got caught up with the wrong crowd, said Alston.
“If you find that blacks are having a party in a town Stay away.”
Just like the “Black Expo” in Indianapolis, just another excuse to get the tribe together and kill one another.
Must have been some lucky (or unlucky depending on point of view) "discharges". Imagine the damage if the perp(s) had aimed and shot/fired.
Damn......Amish just can’t get along......or is it “urban renewal”?