by M. Anthony Davis
Last Saturday, Sept. 25, at around 2 p.m. at Judkins Park, home of the CD Panthers youth football team, a weekend game was interrupted by a stream of gunfire. The park, while filled with youth, parents, and community supporters, was extremely close to becoming the site of another gun-related tragedy in our community.
The kids playing football were 8 and 9 years old. Luckily, no one was shot, but the event itself was still traumatic and left community members wondering what they could do to provide safety for the youth.
“People were alarmed,” CD Panther TraeAnna Holiday said. “People were scared. And honestly, it meant some real adjustment for the coaches, as they are having to now navigate those kinds of situations with the teams.”
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