A dispute between two groups of people on the Hollywood Beach Broadway in Florida turned into a shooting that left nine innocent people injured — and now authorities are searching for three possible suspects.
The Hollywood Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are asking for the public’s help in identifying three men suspected of involvement in the Memorial Day mass shooting that injured four children and five adults.
On Monday (May 29) evening, a shootout broke out between the two groups on the busy boardwalk during the holiday weekend.
Footage from the boardwalk showed frantic beachgoers running for their lives and trying to avoid gunfire. Audio recordings showed bystanders frantically calling 911.
Children aged one to 17 as well as adults aged 25 to 65 were injured in the melee. As of Tuesday evening, the condition of six people remained stable in the hospital, while three had been discharged.
Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy called The shooting was “completely unacceptable”, adding that the shooters were careless with their firearms.
After the shooting, authorities detained several people in connection with the shooting and recovered five handguns, two of which were reported stolen from the Miami area and Texas after the shooting.
Two men, Morgan Desloches and Keshawn Stewart, were arrested on charges related to firearms. According to police, no one person was suspected of being the shooter in the incident.
Mr. Deslouches, 18, was arrested and charged with grand theft of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and removing the serial number from a firearm, according to associated Press.
He is being held on $20,000 bail.
Mr Stewart, 18, was charged with carrying a concealed firearm. He is being held on $15,000 bail.
Hollywood police are still looking for three other suspects and have released photos of the suspects from video surveillance.
One of the suspects was last seen wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.
Another was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, black joggers and sandals.
The other was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and carrying a black bag.
At present, the police have not been able to identify the three possible accused.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the department at 954.764.4357 or email email@example.com.
Information can also be provided to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954.493.8477 or BrowardCrimeStoppers.org,