Eight people shot in mass shooting at MLK Day event in Florida

Eight people shot in mass shooting at MLK Day event in Florida

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Eight people were shot in a mass shooting at a MLK Jr Day event in Florida, with one of the victims left in critical condition from the attack.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said that the shooting unfolded at Ilous Ellis Park in Fort Pierce at around 5.20pm local time during an MLK Car Show and Family Fun Day, where more than 1,000 people were in attendance.

Gunfire broke out following what officials described as a “disagreement of some sort between two parties”.

“Multiple people were shot, it sounds like from our initial investigation here on scene there was a disagreement of some sort between two parties, and unfortunately, they chose to resolve that with guns,” St. Lucie County Chief Deputy Brian Hester said.

“It was mass chaos, as you can imagine, when shots rang out. There were a thousand plus people here at the event, and as the shots rang out, people were just running in all directions…

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