On May 30, 2023, a mass shooting occurred on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Hollywood, Florida. The shooting left nine people injured, including four minors. Two people have been arrested and at least three others are being sought by police.
The shooting occurred shortly before 7 p.m. as the Broadwalk was crowded with Memorial Day beachgoers. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing people running for cover.
Police arrived on the scene and found nine people with gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to area hospitals, where they were treated for their injuries. Four of the victims were released from the hospital, while five remain hospitalized in stable condition.
Two people were arrested at the scene of the shooting. Morgan Deslouches, 18, and Keshawn Stewart, 18, were both charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Deslouches was also charged with grand theft of a firearm and altering the serial number on a firearm.
Police are still searching for three other people in connection with the shooting. They have released surveillance footage of the suspects, who are described as two black males in their early 20s.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation. Police have not released any information about the relationship between the victims and the suspects.
The shooting has shaken the community of Hollywood, Florida. The Broadwalk is a popular tourist destination and is known for its family-friendly atmosphere. The shooting has raised concerns about gun violence in the city.
In a statement, Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy said, “This is a senseless act of violence that has no place in our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
The shooting is the latest in a series of mass shootings in the United States. In the past year, there have been more than 300 mass shootings in the country. The shootings have sparked a national debate about gun control.
In the wake of the shooting, Hollywood Police Chief Chris O’Brien said, “We are committed to doing everything we can to prevent these types of tragedies from happening in our community. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to keep our city safe.”
The shooting is a reminder of the dangers of gun violence in the United States. It is important to remember that gun violence can happen anywhere, at any time. If you see something, say something. If you know someone who is struggling with gun violence, please reach out for help.
Here are some resources that can help:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
The Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE You can also get help online at RAINN’s website: https://www.rainn.org