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Hampton carnival canceled after 5 shot, 1 killed
DailyPress ^ | May 26, 2013 | By Sarah Pawlowski

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 year’s shooting wasn’t 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: africanamericans; doa; hampton; yutes

1 posted on 05/27/2013 3:34:19 AM PDT by csvset
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Raphael Davis, 16

A candlelight vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Monday in the Hampton Coliseum parking lot.

2 posted on 05/27/2013 3:37:43 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset
If Obama had a son this is what he would be like.
3 posted on 05/27/2013 3:39:46 AM PDT by detective
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To: csvset

Must be another Tea Party Event. /sarc


4 posted on 05/27/2013 3:40:14 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: csvset

Step right up . . Place yer bets !


5 posted on 05/27/2013 3:40:31 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: detective

Probably went there for the Skittles...


6 posted on 05/27/2013 3:44:35 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset
It must be terrible to have arthritis of the fingers at that early in your life. He must have suffered greatly from being unable to pick “buggers” from his nose.
7 posted on 05/27/2013 3:47:12 AM PDT by primatreat ("I suffer too")
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To: csvset

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.


8 posted on 05/27/2013 3:54:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA
It's all part of the plan.

Yes, I have stock in tin foil.

9 posted on 05/27/2013 3:57:23 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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To: csvset

..cancellation?...oh it must be the sequestration...or locally, they won’t give us mo money or ammo


10 posted on 05/27/2013 3:58:07 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: csvset

And he was really a good boy who was just getting his life together.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 3:59:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: csvset

If you find that blacks are having a party in a town

Stay away.

You can call that racist if you like , I don’t care, but it’s just common sense and good advice.


12 posted on 05/27/2013 4:00:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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Wait until the "victims" sue the city. C'mon, somebody has to pay for this ! /s

Candlelight vigil? Will more shots ensue?

13 posted on 05/27/2013 4:03:40 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

I guess 4 killings was the limit.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 4:10:52 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I mean 4 shootings! :)


15 posted on 05/27/2013 4:11:30 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: ScottinVA
From WTKR's article on the shooting;

“That person is going to get theirs as far as the situation that happened that’s a bad situation,” said Isaiah Alston.

Alston says he met Davis at Bethal High School, but he knew the teen as Little Ralph.

“He wasn’t 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.

16 posted on 05/27/2013 4:14:43 AM PDT by csvset
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“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.

FUBO


17 posted on 05/27/2013 4:20:34 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: csvset
The altercation escalated when the suspect or suspects displayed a firearm, discharging multiple rounds, which struck the victims.

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.

18 posted on 05/27/2013 4:22:26 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Damn......Amish just can’t get along......or is it “urban renewal”?


19 posted on 05/27/2013 4:23:23 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: csvset
Candlelight vigil? Will more shots ensue?

Probably.

20 posted on 05/27/2013 4:24:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: wetgundog

“Just like the “Black Expo” in Indianapolis”

Hell, you can’t even get Mike Tyson to attend that anymore!


21 posted on 05/27/2013 4:24:28 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: trebb
Imagine the damage if the perp(s) had aimed and shot/fired.

You have a point. Probably a "lucky" shot that killed the deceased.

22 posted on 05/27/2013 4:28:29 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

I lived in the area for 8 years. Shootings are a regular thing, I am not sure why they cancelled the carnival over it. I don’t remember anything else ever being cancelled.


23 posted on 05/27/2013 4:31:24 AM PDT by she geek
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To: csvset

The Amish; shutting down Summer wherever they can. The beginning of the end of “Civil” Society.


24 posted on 05/27/2013 4:31:48 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: csvset

WOA! IT’S A BLACK YUTE!

I was certain that it would be some Amish kid or certainly some type of Caucasian.

Gee, I was wrong again.


25 posted on 05/27/2013 4:40:10 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: she geek

The area around the Hampton Coliseum isn’t bad. If you head down Mercury Blvd. towards Newport News’ “East End”, you’re entering a danger zone.


26 posted on 05/27/2013 4:41:19 AM PDT by csvset
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To: DH

Yo Yo Yo, Dis is how we live !


27 posted on 05/27/2013 4:42:24 AM PDT by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: csvset

Those pesky clean cut boys with the white shirts and ties riding their bikes.


28 posted on 05/27/2013 4:43:37 AM PDT by wintertime
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The Mid South Fair had to be moved from Memphis where it had been held since the 1800’s to DeSoto County, Mississippi, because of the danger from the diverse community that used the fair as a time to rob visitors and create gun play. The Commercial Appeal openly ignored the stories of the gun play and robberies at the fair for fear of hurting the visitation but word of mouth was more informative. Memphis is a hellhole, anyone that stays there had better be really cognizant of their surroundings.
29 posted on 05/27/2013 5:02:26 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: csvset

Daytona Beach has their Black College Week....which was pretty much turning the beach into a war zone. Hotels tried to stop renting rooms that week...but the Black Racist groups sued (even put one nice DB hotel out of business).


30 posted on 05/27/2013 5:14:35 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: csvset

I went to an awesome gun show at the Hampton Colesium in the late 1990’s. I don’t remember anyone getting shot.


31 posted on 05/27/2013 5:15:26 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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Just reading the article without seeing any photos, I knew what race those people were. They are a scourge on society.


32 posted on 05/27/2013 5:29:38 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: csvset

If hussein had a son...

Thee punks ruun everyone else’s fun. It’s time for some spring cleaning.


33 posted on 05/27/2013 5:58:32 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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When does the black community do something about this? Other than blaming whites?


34 posted on 05/27/2013 6:34:33 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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A candlelight vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Monday in the Hampton Coliseum parking lot.

For what?

35 posted on 05/27/2013 6:36:25 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: Venturer

Stay away!? In some towns, it’d turn into a “fox hunt!”


36 posted on 05/27/2013 6:37:38 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: popdonnelly
When does the black community do something about this?

They're holding yet another candlelight vigil.

37 posted on 05/27/2013 6:39:37 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

To place candles, teddy bears and Mylar balloons. The perps peeps might come by and pop a few more caps into the bystanders.


38 posted on 05/27/2013 7:22:47 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

That area is all low information voter. It is not a place to drive through.


39 posted on 05/27/2013 7:30:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: csvset
How is it that Holder's people seem to be able to find ammo?
40 posted on 05/27/2013 7:32:49 AM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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“How is it that Holder’s people seem to be able to find ammo?”

Ever see blacks at the range? When? How many?

Often the black Urban Feral gets the gun and shoots it in the hood a few times, if at all.

However, In Far South Miami-Dade County, FL a shoot house was discovered which was used by Scumbo and friends.

Was.


41 posted on 05/27/2013 9:08:04 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: kitchen

Find? Probably stolen, just like the firearms.


42 posted on 05/27/2013 9:59:26 AM PDT by csvset
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