Lady dies after capturing at MLK Day occasion in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — A 30-year-old girl has died following a capturing that broke out between rival gang members throughout a Martin Luther King Jr. ( MLK) Day occasion in Florida, sheriff’s officers mentioned Tuesday.

The girl, whose identify has not been launched, was attending a celebration together with her 6-year-old daughter Monday night following the MLK Day parade in Fort Pierce, Florida, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara mentioned throughout a information convention.

“Inside that park, on the conclusion of the occasion, pictures have been fired and eight folks have been shot, and 4 others have been injured as they tried to flee that chaotic scene,” the sheriff mentioned.

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No arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning, however Chief Deputy Brian Hester mentioned detectives are working across the clock.

“Proof helps this capturing was a dispute between two rival Fort Pierce gangs,” Hester mentioned.

He added that investigators discovered over 50 shell casings from three calibers of weapons on the scene.

“Let me be very clear. If you’re pondering of, or hiding, supporting, defending or aiding any suspect, anybody concerned within the heinous incident, then I can guarantee you we’ll arrest you, and we’ll cost you to the fullest extent of the regulation.”

Hester mentioned the company is working with native, state and federal businesses. They’ve arrange a hotline for any ideas from witnesses.

“Yesterday was MLK Day, a legacy constructed on nonviolence, and sadly we skilled violence in our neighborhood,” the sheriff mentioned, including that the company sends its “heartfelt” condolences to the girl’s household and the neighborhood.

Fort Pierce is 68 miles (109 kilometers) north of West Palm Seashore on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.


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