Tuesday, January 17, 2023

8 injured in shooting at MLK Day event in Florida, authorities say

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FORT PIERCE, Florida– Eight people were injured in a shooting at a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Fort Pierce, Fla., the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to CNN.

One of the victims of the shooting was seriously injured and four other people were injured trying to leave the area, Publicity Officer Tonya Woodworth said.

The shooting broke out Monday night at Ilous Ellis Park, she said, where the community was celebrating a Martin Luther King Jr. Day car show and a “day of family fun,” according to the city’s website.

The event included a DJ, children’s activities and an afternoon of car show judging, according to a flyer for the event. Security was provided by the Sheriff’s Department, it said.

The sheriff’s office did not say if suspects are in custody or if they have determined a possible motive.

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