OAN’s Abril Elfi
4:33 PM – Monday, October 30, 2023
Two people have died and 18 others were injured in a shooting after a fight in Tampa, Florida.
On Sunday, Tampa’s Police Chief Lee Bercaw spoke at a press conference. There, he stated that the shooting occurred after a “fight between two groups” broke out in the street.
“People were out on Saturday night. It’s three o’clock, the bars let out, there’s hundreds in the street,” Bercaw said.
Reportedly, one unidentified person has been detained in connection to the shooting. However, authorities believe there were at least two shooters involved.
Authorities stated that they are aware of a “disturbance or issue between the two groups,” and that one unidentified individual who they suspect was engaged in the incident “turned himself in, and detectives are interviewing him now.”
They are also asking for help from witnesses who might have tips or videos of the incident.
“We’re going to hold those accountable and we are going to bring them to justice, but we need the cooperation of the community for that, and that is our task,” Bercaw said.
Mayor Jane Castor (D-Fla.) posted a response to the shooting on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
“Lives lost and others forever changed. To what end?” Castor said. “Bad decisions made in a split second and the proliferation of readily available guns are responsible for these almost daily incidents. We can affect one half of this equation.”
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