Fundraiser featuring AR-15 raffle cancelled after Parkland shooting

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SOUTH LYON, Mich. (WDIV) -- A fundraiser dinner hosted by the South Lyon Football Booster Organization that featured firearm raffles has been canceled in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Florida.

The second annual Wild Game Dinner was to have raffles for multiple guns, including an AR-15, which is the type of weapon that was used to kill 17 people on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida.

"The sensitivity of the issue coupled with the untimely tragedy has led to the decision," a statement announcing the cancellation said.

According to the booster organization, the event was to raise money for South Lyon High School's football program and was not associated with the school or district.

"The event was meant to generate funding for the football program by taking advantage of the vast amount of sportsmen in the area," the release stated. "An off-site venue, professional catering, and a licensed firearm business were hired for the event. All rules and regulations put forth by federal and state laws were abided."