FLORIDA, USA: In a tragic turn of events on Memorial Day, a mass shooting at Hollywood Beach, Florida, has reportedly left seven individuals injured, including a 15-year-old. The incident, as confirmed by CBS Miami, took place in the vicinity of the 1200 block of N Broadwalk on Monday evening.
Mass shooting at Hollywood Beach, Florida, on Memorial Day
In the wake of the shooting, the Hollywood Police Department issued a statement urging the public to avoid Johnson to Garfield Streets and the Broadwalk while the investigation is ongoing. With a significant police presence in the area, a reunification area was established at Johnson Street and N Ocean bus loop for those seeking to reunite with family members.
BREAKING: There are reports of a mass shooting on Hollywood Beach in Florida. According to CBS, at least seven people were shot and some of the victims are young children.
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Witnesses at the scene suggest that the shooting took place outside Nick’s Bar & Grill at around 7pm ET. A chilling tweet from an eyewitness expressed shock and fear, stating, “A SHOOTING ON HOLLYWOOD BEACH JUST HAPPENED IN FRONT OF ME, MULTIPLE PEOPLE SHOT WITH STRAY BULLETS.”
Hollywood Beach Mayor Josh Levy informed WFOR-TV that the immediate response saw victims treated by police and paramedics at the scene, followed by transportation to nearby hospitals. Levy expressed uncertainty about the exact nature of the incident, suggesting that some individuals might have been unintended targets caught in the crossfire. However, he emphasized that this possibility remains unverified at present.
Hollywood Beach, located approximately 11 miles south of Fort Lauderdale and 20 miles north of Miami, is a popular tourist destination, adding to the shock of this violent incident on a day meant for peaceful remembrance. The investigation into this event is ongoing.