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American Legion charter suspended in Kensett

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KENSETT, Ark. (AP) - The American Legion charter in Kensett has been suspended indefinitely after a teenager was shot during a private graduation party at the facility over the weekend.

A spokesman for the American Legion Department of Arkansas says all American Legion signs must be removed from the facility in Kensett.

Clarence Chatmon, who oversees the building, says he believes the suspension will be lifted after the shooting investigation is complete. Chatmon says that low membership numbers also contributed to the suspension.

Chatmon says the American Legion post in Kensett has had a charter since 2003.

Authorities say a 19-year-old Newport man was treated and released from the hospital after he was shot in the shoulder early Sunday. No one has been arrested yet in the shooting.

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