Violent Homecoming at University of Alabama

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A homecoming weekend that began with allegations of racism ended in bloodshed at the University of Alabama. An 8-year-old girl who was chasing after a piece of candy was run over by an 18-wheeler carrying a float during Saturday morning's parade, and the night before, a freshman and Iraq war veteran was shot and killed on his way back from the homecoming concert. That concert had already come under fire after administrators decided to split it into two venues: one for the country artist Neal McCoy and another for the rappers the Ying Yang Twins, the Crimson White reports .