Man Shot In The Butt At Calle Ocho Festival

Todd Rigney - Author

Jun. 23 2014, Updated 7:26 p.m. ET

Miami, FL – An unidentified man was shot in the butt at a recent music festival.

Authorities explained that the shooting took place at the Calle Ocho music festival on Sunday. The victim wasn’t aware that he had been shot until someone pointed it out.

The man was shot in the butt after two men allegedly got into an altercation at the festival. The shooter has not been identified by police as of this writing.

“We’re asking any and all persons here out of the thousands of people that are here on 8th Street,” a police spokesperson said. “If someone saw something, please come forward and help our investigators with this puzzle of an investigation so we can capture the person or persons responsible for this crime.”

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The victim reportedly walked several blocks in Little Havana after getting shot in the butt. When someone pointed out that he was bleeding, the man passed out in the middle of the crowded festival.

No one else was injured during the shooting. The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Authorities explained that he was in stable condition. His injuries are currently believed to be non-life threatening.

The Calle Ocho is organized by the folks at Little Havana Kiwanis Club. The organization’s goal is to help out families within the community. In addition to featuring performances from Latin music legends, the event features kiosks designed to help those who need a hand.

Although someone was shot in the butt during the event, authorities said nobody really caused any trouble at this year’s festival.

“It was really quiet until that happened. But this is the kind of thing that happens in the last hours of the event, before the festival ends at 7 pm,” Miami police Captain Richard Walterman told the Miami Herald.

Police are still on the lookout for the individual who shot an unsuspecting man in the butt at the Calle Ocho festival on Sunday.


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