At least three people were shot dead, including a 9-year-old girl, Wednesday in three separate shootings near Orlandoin Florida (USA), while at least two injuries and a 19-year-old detainee are reported as suspected of having caused the deaths, the authorities reported.
One of the deceased was a communicator for the Spectrum News 13 television channel in Orlando, which was covering the investigation of a homicide, he reported at a press conference. john minecounty sheriff Orange (Central Florida).
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Mina confirmed that two members of a Spectrum News 13 team deployed to the scene of a homicide investigation were shot this afternoon, one of whom was killed and the other wounded.
The investigators also went to a house where they found a 9-year-old girl and her mother with gunshot wounds, from which the minor could not recover and died.
The shootings started at the hialeah streetwhere a woman in her 20s was shot to death in the morning hours.
Several people were transferred to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to receive treatment, but their conditions are unknown, said the digital media wesh.com.
At the press conference, authorities said one person was detained at the scene of one of the shootings.
”We have arrested the person believed to be responsible for the murder this morning, as well as the shooting this afternoon.Mina said.
”He is Keith Melvin Moses, 19 years old. He is being indicted for the murder as of this morning and we await additional charges for the shooting of the four people this afternoon.”, added the bailiff, who added that the young man “has a lengthy criminal record, including weapons charges, aggravated assault and assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and grand larceny”.
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”It’s unclear why exactly they were targeted, and we’re certainly going to look into that.”, the bailiff stated in reference to television reporters.
On its website, Spectrum News 13 mentioned that, for the moment, it will not publish the names of the members of the film crew who were victims of the shooting.
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