Woman one of 8 shot at a Florida party held following an MLK Day parade, dies from her injuries


A 30-year-old woman has died a day after eight people were shot at a party. After a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, Florida police said Tuesday.

The woman and her 6-year-old daughter were attending a party. At Elous Ellis Park in Fort Pierce. When the shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. On Monday, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said.

The woman, who has not been identified, died Tuesday morning at the hospital. It is unclear if her daughter was injured.

“What was a shooting investigation has now become. A homicide investigation,” said Sheriff Ken Mascara.

Seven other people were shot woman, Mascara and Chief Deputy Brian Hester said. Four others were injured while escaping the violence.

Police have not identified any suspects the woman. They said that the shooting took place due to a dispute between two rival groups. More than 50 shell casings from three different-caliber weapons were recovered in the park, Hester said.

Hester asked anyone with information to come forward. And warned that anyone “hiding, supporting, protecting.” Those responsible would be arrested and charged.


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