Following a sh**ting spree along the Hollywood Broadwalk on Monday afternoon, nine people—four of whom were minors—were taken to nearby hospitals.
Nine persons had been shot, according to a spokeswoman for the City of Hollywood. Four of them were children, with ages ranging from 1 to 17. The adults’ ages span from 25 to 65. The others were in stable condition while one was undergoing surgery.
It took place in the vicinity of the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort or around the 1200 block of North Broadwalk.
Officials from Hollywood claim that the incident began with a dispute between two groups and escalated to the point where guns were fired.
Police have apprehended one person of interest and are actively seeking a second person.
Many of those victims were taken to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Regional Hospital.
Witnesses reported seeing one infant with a leg wound from a bullet.
“I observed a young man bleeding on the ground, with people pressing on him to stop the bleeding. I also noticed a woman who was really upset. The visitor from Philadelphia, Vance Hendricks, added, “I suppose she had a wound to her leg.”
The tweet below verify the news of the sh**ting:
“Nine people were shot, including a 1-year-old child, during an altercation Monday night between two groups near a busy area of the beach in Hollywood, Florida, officials said.” https://t.co/iyMCnYhhWk
— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) May 30, 2023
They are still searching for another person
Mass of people scurrying across the area, and then heard three more bullets from down the street.
Josh Levy, mayor of Hollywood, released the following statement:
“We appreciate the quick action of the good Samaritans, paramedics, police, and hospital emergency room doctors and nurses in providing aid to today’s sh**ting victims.”
Images from Chopper 4 showed a number of police cruisers, unmarked police cars, at least one crime scene van, and a number of fire-rescue units in the vicinity.
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Authorities have shut off at least one route, and CBS News Miami has learned that a sizable perimeter had been set up.
While the investigation is ongoing, Hollywood police are advising residents to stay away from the Hollywood Beach area between Johnson and Garfield Street and the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.
At Johnson Street and the N. Ocean bus loop, the police set up a reunification area.
Hollywood Beach is still inaccessible.
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