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Nine injured in shooting near beach in Hollywood, Florida

Published:Monday | May 29, 2023 | 10:07 PM
Police investigate a shooting near Hollywood Beach on Monday, May 29, 2023, in Hollywood, Florida. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Nine people were injured Monday evening when gunfire erupted along a boardwalk in Hollywood, Florida, sending people frantically running for cover along the crowded beach on Memorial Day.

Several of the victims were taken to a children's hospital, police spokesperson Deanna Bettineschi said.

However, authorities have not yet released the ages of the victims.

The nine victims included six adults and three children, according to Yanet Obarrio Sanchez, a spokesperson for Memorial Healthcare System.

All of the victims were in stable condition, she said.

A preliminary investigation shows that an altercation between two groups resulted in gunfire, police said.

One person has been detained and another suspect is still being sought.

The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. on the boardwalk near a convenience store, a Ben & Jerry's ice cream store and a Subway sandwich shop.

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