Shooting at Hollywood Beach Boardwalk on Memorial Day, leaving 9 injured, including 4 children
A shooting that occurred on Memorial Day at a beach boardwalk in Hollywood, Florida has left nine people injured, including four children between the ages of 1-17 years old. The incident took place after a dispute between two groups escalated to gunfire, leading to people frantically running for cover along the crowded beach. Hollywood Beach, a popular coastal spot located 11 miles south of Fort Lauderdale and 20 miles north of Miami, was packed with holiday visitors. Several of the victims were transported to Memorial Regional Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, and police have detained one person of interest while searching for a second individual.
Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy expressed his gratitude to the “good samaritans, paramedics, police and emergency room doctors and nurses for their immediate response to aid the victims of today’s shooting.” While the wounded were transported to hospitals, their conditions remain unknown. Police are urging people to avoid the Hollywood Beach area from Johnson to Garfield Street and the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk while the investigation continues. A family reunification center has been set up at Johnson Street and North Ocean Boulevard, and anyone with information is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
The incident has shocked residents and officials in the area, as Hollywood is a peaceful beach town that attracts millions of visitors every year. Mayor Levy stated that the shooting was a never-before occurrence and that ordinarily the beach is a peaceful destination. Detectives are now asking the public to send any photos and videos of the incident to email@example.com to help in their investigation.
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