Children among 9 injured in shooting near Hollywood beach in Florida
A shooting at a Hollywood, Florida, beach boardwalk has left nine people injured on Monday and some of the wounded were taken to a children's hospital, police said.
The big picture: Hollywood Police Department spokesperson Deanna Bettineschi said at a news conference that police had detained a suspect but were still searching for another over the shooting, which happened just before 7pm. The youngest victim was a 1-year-old child, according to Bettineschi.
- A preliminary investigation indicated "this was an altercation between two groups that resulted in gunfire," Bettineschi said.
- Images shared to social media showed people at a crowded beach on Memorial Day running for cover as shots were fired.
Zoom in: A Memorial Healthcare System spokesperson told AP three of the victims were children and all patients were in stable condition.
- Bettineschi said the baby and three other children up to the age of 17 were injured, along with five adults whose ages ranged from 25 to 65, per AP.
- It wasn't immediately clear whether the hospital was including the 17-year-old as an adult and representatives did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
- Bettineschi added that one of the wounded was undergoing surgery late Monday.
What they're saying: Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy said in a statement: "Thank you to the good samaritans, paramedics, police and emergency room doctors and nurses for their immediate response to aid the victims of today’s shooting."
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.