Police investigating shots fired at Ohio Juneteenth celebration

SUFFIELD TWP, OH – The Portage County Sheriff’s Office has received an overwhelming amount of inquiries regarding an increased amount of law enforcement presence in Suffield Township at Wingfoot Lake Park.

“We have a current situation where there have been reports of shots fired and firearms visible in a crowd of over 2,000 people that are gathered for a Juneteenth celebration and party at Wingfoot Lake Park in Suffield Township,” PCSO said in a statement. “Currently responding is the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Mogadore Police, Springfield Police, Hartville Police, Lakemore Police, and additional Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers from Summit, Stark and Portage County Posts.”

Deputies are evacuating the area.

“We are attempting to control and evacuate the crowds and restore peace and order at the scene. We will be investigating the original call for help regarding shots fired,” the department said.

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