Richland city officials admit the July 4 shooting was one of the reasons why this popular outdoor public movie series is being moved.

Weather is one reason, as there are expected very hot temps to go with wind this Friday. The other is the July 4 shooting that took place when two groups of people clashed in Howard Amon Park. Several shots rang out in the park, sending people scurrying for cover. Police arrived quickly and ushered others out of the park. Many were gathered to watch the River of Fire show from their upriver vantage point.

The man who was shot remains in the hospital, very little other information has been released.

The Movie In the Park has been a popular series, this Friday the movie will be shown at 9am. It will be Lego Ninjago.

City officials say because there's still crime scene tape around the location of the shooting, they didn't want children running through it, or have people be unnerved by the sight of the tape and incident area. The movies will remain at John Dam until further notice.


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