16 Year Old Teen Shot Outside Club In Canton

This is the parent's page at the After Dark Teen Club website
This is the parent's page at the After Dark Teen Club website

From WXYZ-TV "A 16-year-old boy was shot early Sunday morning outside Canton's After Dark Teen Club. The club caters to customers under the age of 19 and was holding a "Blackout Twerk Party" at the time."

The After Dark Teen Club was hosting a “Blackout Twerk Party” for teens between the ages of 13-19. Twerking is a sexually suggestive dance made famous by Miley Cyrus at the Grammy Awards recently.

It appears that the victim was involved in an altercation outside of the club with several other teens, and that one teen pulled a gun, and shot the boy in the thigh. He was taken to a local hospital by paramedics, and does not have life threatening injuries.

As of Sunday afternoon, the shooter has not been apprehended.

The After Dark Teen Club is at Lilley Road near Joy, and at their website they advertise that they have security guards both inside and outside the club.

I called the contact number listed on the After Dark Teen Club website, and a gentleman answered, but claimed to be the "janitor", and when asked about the incident, he hung up.

So the question I have is where was the security, and did the shooter actually get into the club with a gun?

I am sure many parents are asking these same questions.  

Tea Partier February 09, 2014 at 04:45 PM
What's up with the plagiarism? Does the Patch just copy and paste stories written by real journalists now? First paragraph, verbatim... http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/16-year-old-boy-shot-outside-cantons-after-dark-teen-club-during-blackout-twerk-party
Bryan Bentley (Editor) February 09, 2014 at 05:04 PM
Actually I am not a journalist at all. Truth be told, I never attended college either. What I am doing is trying to provide timely local content at Patch until they get things revamped. I am not getting paid a nickel. This is basically a volunteer effort on my part. You are correct that the first paragraph of this story is vervatim with the channel 7 website. I looked at it, and thought it was the best way to open the article. Sure I could have changed a word or two to make it "mine" but really, what would be the point. The rest of the article is mine, and the picture on top is there because I did some digging and found those disturbing rules. While I would rather you comment on the rules in that pic, or the obvious questions at the end, I will take your criticism to heart. Like I said, I just didn't feel the need to change it, and I'll take ownership of that decision. In the meantime, I have done a little digging on this place, and the results of that will be upcoming, and I promise you, they will be in far more detail than any others you will see. I can only ask that you please bear with me while I learn on the fly... :)
Jonathan Willard February 09, 2014 at 06:31 PM
really? teenager gets shot in the club where teenagers shouldn't even be anyways and you're worried about plagiarism? need to learn some priorities dude
Jennifer Grzymala February 09, 2014 at 11:23 PM
Why are 13 and 19 year olds allowed in clubs together? These teenagers are twerking and it is considered acceptable with adults? No wonder our society is becoming out of control. I am in shock that our city allows these things to go on. My kids may think I am strict but they have no business being in a club that allows twerking between minors and adults. I am in shock. That is what everyone should be concerned about first....


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