Shooting in Hollywood, Florida, leaves at least 9 injured, including children

At least nine injured, including children, after shooting in Hollywood Beach, Florida


A shooting at Hollywood Beach, one of the most popular beaches in southern Florida left at least nine people with gunshot wounds Monday from the Late, including four minors, according to local authorities.

According to police, the shooting was motivated by a fight between two gangs. The Police Chief Chris O'Brien said at an afternoon news conference that Several suspects questioned had been arrested, without giving further Details.

"I am saddened and angered by today's Hollywood Beach incident in which Innocent bystanders were injured as a result of this shooting between two groups," Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy said.

The nine victims included four minors between the ages of 1 and 17 and five adults between 25 and 65 years old. One of the victims required surgery The others are now stable, Hollywood spokeswoman said. Beach, Deanna Bettineschi.

"People come on vacation. Enjoy the weekend at the beach with your family and there are people who have absolutely no concern about the safety of people. Getting into a shooting in a public place with thousands of people around is more than carefree." she added.

Police said several of the victims were taken to Joe Hospital. DiMaggio, a child care center.

"Thank you to the good Samaritans, EMTs, police and Emergency physicians and nurses for their prompt response to help victims of today's shooting," Levy wrote in a Facebook post.

Hollywood Beach, located south of the city of Fort Lauderdale and north of Miami, is a popular tourist destination that tends to receive more visitors from typically during public holidays, such as the weekend. Fallen.

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