A Conflict between two groups It became deadly Florida When there was a shooting in a street Tampa Produced during Halloween Two died and 18 others In the hospital early Sunday morning, police said. One suspect is in custody and at least one other is being sought.
At least two shooters opened fire shortly before 3 a.m. in the 1600 block of East 7th Avenue. Ybor City areaTampa Police Chief Lee Bergau said during a press conference at the scene.
A fight took place in Area with many bars and clubs, and there were a lot of young people partying in the area at the time, Bergau said. Police are not sure if the protestors were in any bars before the shooting.
Tampa police spokeswoman Joni Lewis said “Hundreds” of people were on the streets Sunday morning is when many nightclubs are closed. said One person was arrested But no chargesheet was filed immediately. “They’re being investigated and we’ll take it from there,” Lewis said.
In the pictures published on social networks, you can see how the beginning of the fight in the middle of the street and how one of the participants is armed.
There are many more pictures Dozens of people in their Halloween costumes run down the street looking for shelter While listening to the scenes.
Some fall on metal tables and hide behind them. Another video of the aftermath shows police officers treating several injured people on the ground.
“It is a riot or a fight between two groups. “Hundreds of innocent people who were in the middle of this fight between the two groups were also involved,” Berghau said.
He did not provide details on the injuries the victims suffered and were taken to area hospitals.
Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the clash between the two factionssaid.
Bergau said officers were on the scene when the shooting happened, but no one was injured.
On Sunday morning, the scene of the shooting was quiet, with some businesses still open as authorities cordoned off the area. Roosters roam the historic streets of Ybor town amid empty glasses, beer bottles and abandoned shoes. A witch’s dress lay on the street.
(With information from AP)
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