- Associated Press - Saturday, August 9, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say an 18-year-old man was shot in the hand near the annual Bud Billiken Parade route.

Police spokesman Veejay Zala says the shooting happened at 12:37 p.m. Saturday in the 4200 block of South King Dr. That would put it near the start of the parade route. The parade’s start time was more than two hours earlier.

The Chicago Fire Department says the man was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious but stable condition. Other details were unclear Saturday afternoon, but the parade proceeded as planned.

Bud Billiken is the nation’s oldest African-American parade and has been a tradition on the city’s South Side since 1929. It was founded by Robert S. Abbott, founder of the Chicago Defender newspaper.


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