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”?
“Just like the Black Expo in Indianapolis”
Hell, you can’t even get Mike Tyson to attend that anymore!
You have a point. Probably a "lucky" shot that killed the deceased.
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.
The Amish; shutting down Summer wherever they can. The beginning of the end of “Civil” Society.
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.
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.
Yo Yo Yo, Dis is how we live !
Those pesky clean cut boys with the white shirts and ties riding their bikes.
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).
I went to an awesome gun show at the Hampton Colesium in the late 1990’s. I don’t remember anyone getting shot.
Just reading the article without seeing any photos, I knew what race those people were. They are a scourge on society.
If hussein had a son...
Thee punks ruun everyone else’s fun. It’s time for some spring cleaning.
When does the black community do something about this? Other than blaming whites?
Stay away!? In some towns, it’d turn into a “fox hunt!”
They're holding yet another candlelight vigil.
To place candles, teddy bears and Mylar balloons. The perps peeps might come by and pop a few more caps into the bystanders.
That area is all low information voter. It is not a place to drive through.
“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.
Find? Probably stolen, just like the firearms.