At least eight injured in mass shooting at Martin Luther King Day celebrations in Fort Pierce, Florida
A mass shooting incident at a Martin Luther King Day celebration event in Fort Pierce, Florida, has left at least eight people injured.
At least eight people are reported to have been injured in a mass shooting incident that occurred today, Monday, January 16, in the city of Fort Pierce, Florida. St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on its official Facebook page that it had officers at the scene near Ave. M and 13th Street.
According to online reports, large crowds had congregated for a Martin Luther King Day celebratory event. It is thought that they were watching a car show that was taking place in a local park, believed to be the Ilouis Ellis Park. Local media said that one of those shot was in a critical condition.
Unverified video footage uploaded on social media showed people running from the location as what sounds like gunfire is heard in the background. Law enforcement agencies responded to the reports of shots fired and the sheriff’s office is said to be working on leads to apprehend the perpetrators who are still at large.
Mass shooting at Martin Luther King Day celebration in Fort Pierce, Florida
Witnesses say several people have been injured following a shooting at Ilous Ellis Park https://t.co/4PfIQK8f9v
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