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Two People Are Murdered And Eighteen More Are Injured In A Mass Shooting in Tampa, Florida, Which Occurs During A Busy Halloween Street Party

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A gunshot during Halloween festivities in Tampa converted a fight between two groups into a tragic event that left 18 people hospitalized early on Sunday morning and two people dead, including a 14-year-old, according to authorities.

What Happened?

During a press conference at the scene, Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw stated that at least one suspect was in jail after turning himself in following the shooting in Tampa just before three in the morning on the 1600 block of East 7th Avenue in the Ybor City district.

Lee Bercaw, the chief of police in Tampa, stated, “We have eighteen victims.” “We have two deceased, a 14-year-old and a 22-year-old.”

Tyrell Stephen Phillips, 22, was taken into custody after police received many tips. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday after being charged with second-degree murder.

According to Bercaw, there were a lot of late-night partygoers in the vicinity when the fight broke out, and the neighborhood has a number of pubs and clubs. Before the shooting, the police did not know for sure if any of the individuals fighting had been inside any of the pubs.

“We had hundreds of innocent people involved that were in the way,” Bercaw stated. According to reports, the most of the victims were between the ages of 18 and 27, and at least 50 Tampa police officers were dispatched to the scene.

While urging change, local officials expressed their condolences to the victims’ families. “We can’t just come back to the microphones day after day and give our sincere, heartfelt condolences to the victims of firearm violence,” Mayor Jane Castor stated. “We as a country have got to make decisions.”


(Photo: CNN)

At A Halloween Event, There Is Gunfire

Online footage shows individuals talking and drinking in the street while dressed as Halloween characters just before gunfire breaks out, causing a rush. Some folks fall over metal tables and hide in the shadows. Police personnel are seen treating multiple wounded victims who are laying on the ground in footage from the aftermath.

“There was a brawl or disruption between two groups. Additionally, hundreds of innocent bystanders who were in the path were involved in this altercation between the two factions, according to Bercaw.

He withheld information about the specific wounds sustained by the victims who were brought to nearby hospitals. Two firearms were found at the site, one of which was reported stolen, according to the police, who are still looking into the potential of other suspects.

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