According to police, an Orlando television reporter covering one of the shootings was among those killed in a Florida shooting spree that left three people dead on Wednesday. At a press conference, Mina revealed that the workers were employed by Spectrum News 13.
According to an earlier tweet from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, one individual was being held.
This is 19-year-old Keith Melvin Moses, the suspect in a series of shootings today that left three dead, in OCSO custody. This is a sad day for our community. Three were murdered today, including a woman in her 20s, a 9-year-old girl and a @MyNews13 employee. pic.twitter.com/DXXkxzRHl5
— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 23, 2023
According to Mina, 19-year-old Keith Melvin Moses has been detained and charged with murder about a shooting that happened early on Wednesday. According to Mina, Moses is anticipated to face charges in connection with four further gunshots that took place later in the day, including the death of the journalist for Spectrum News 13.
According to the sheriff, Moses has a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, and battery.
Around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, according to Mina, deputies were called to the 6100 block of Hialeah Street, where they discovered a lady in her 20s who had been shot and later died from her wounds. He claimed that detectives responded and gathered information.
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According to Mina, the suspect is believed to have deliberately targeted the two journalists and the mother and daughter who were shot. “At 4:05, we received 911 calls about another shooting at that location and a shooting nearby,” Mina said.
The two journalists, a photographer, and a reporter were shot in or near their vehicle that morning while covering the homicide, according to Mina.
“That vehicle was almost exactly in the same spot as the vehicle was from the homicide this morning. So it’s unclear why exactly they were targeted. And you know certainly we’re going to look into that, and we will definitely let you know,” Mina said.
The sheriff said, “The vehicle didn’t look like a typical news vehicle with a lot of markings on it.” Immediately after that shooting, police responded to a third shooting and discovered a mother on Harrington Street and her 9-year-old daughter had also been shot inside a house. The sheriff announced the 9-year-passing. Old’s According to Mina, it’s unknown why the suspect went into the house.
Radio Television Digital News Association CEO Dan Shelley tweeted –
“It is with deep sadness that @RTDNA learns of the death of a @MyNews13 journalist in Orlando.”
“He was 1 of 2 of the station’s journalists shot covering a previous crime in a residential area. Sending thoughts of peace and comfort to their families, friends & the other victims.”