HOLLYWOOD, FL– Nine people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a dispute between two groups at the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk Monday.
The incident occurred around 6:42 p.m. adjacent to the Hollywood Beach Theatre in the 1200 block of North Broadwalk.
Witnesses say the incident started out as a fistfight between a bunch of teenagers when someone pulled out a gun.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that this was, there was an altercation between two groups that resulted in gunfire,” Spokeswoman Deanna Bettineschi of the Hollywood Police Department said. “Right now, we do have one person of interest detained, and right now also searching for an additional suspect. At this point, they’re believed to be a black male with dreads, a black short-sleeve shirt, and camo shorts.”
The victims included four children between the ages of 16 months to 17 years old.
The ages of the five adults were said to be between 25 and 65.
The victims were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.