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Sister of Wounded Youth Football League Coach Talks About Shooting

COLUMBUS (Tara Morgan) -- The sister of a youth football coach wounded in a shooting wants to get a message out to families about gun violence.

Saxton was shot in the back last Sunday after a coaches meeting.  His sister says suspect Warren Brown shot her brother after a petty argument at Brown's house.

"It was in reference to something minute my brother is very passionate and takes it very serious football but not to the degree something like this would happen," said Christine Saxton Anthony.

Columbus Ice says Saxton had taken Brown under his wing that Brown was a parent volunteer aspiring to become a coach.

But Brown had not completed his background check.

Columbus Ice called an emergency meeting Thursday during pre-season practice to talk to parents about the shooting.

"I want to remind you that our coaches are screened we don't allow weapons here this is a violent free zone," said Maree Whitlow with Columbus Ice.

Anthony says Ascension Christian Center and Columbus Ice will hold a community event called "Peace In The Park" July 20th.

The event is to promote efforts to stop gun violence. 

"We're losing a lot of good people over the wrong things," said Anthony.

The event will run from 10 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at Helsel Park in east Columbus.


 
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