- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) - The Sanford City Council has voted to hold another Christmas parade one week after the first event was cut short by a shooting.

Multiple media outlets report the city council voted Tuesday night to hold another parade, which is scheduled for Sunday.

Officials said the second parade will have a shorter route through downtown Sanford, but this one will end with a celebration in a park with Christmas carols sung by area churches.

The first parade on Dec. 5 ended when gunfire erupted some 50 feet from the parade route. Sanford police said 20-year-old Deion Jamille Johns was arrested and charged with several crimes, including attempted murder. Two others teenagers were shot and wounded in the incident.

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