Puerto Rican parade canceled after shooting in Rochester NY

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Saturday’s Puerto Rican parade was canceled over safety concerns, festival officials announced Saturday morning just hours before the parade was set to begin.

Threats of violence from a local gang prompted the decision to halt the parade, said Katelyn Plonczynski-Cruz, a spokeswoman for the Puerto Rican Pride Parade of Rochester.

“I don’t want to cancel and have them sense that they have this type of power,” Plonczynski-Cruz said. “But I don’t want to risk everyone’s lives.”

The event was slated to start at 11 a.m. on North Clinton Avenue and travel to Upper Falls Boulevard across the Genesee River and to Innovative Field, where the 53rd annual Puerto Rican Festival will resume for its final day.

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