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Grandmother killed by stray bullet while watching TV on Thanksgiving

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(STUART, FL) – A triple shooting left one person dead, and two others critically injured on Thanksgiving night, according to the Stuart Police Department.

Stuart Police Chief Joseph Tumminelli, the shooting occurred along 10th Street at 7:40 p.m.

The police department is not releasing additional information regarding the victims or the circumstances of the shooting at this time. However, a family is pleading with people after they say a stray bullet killed a 73-year-old grandmother in her Stuart home while watching TV Thanksgiving night.

The family spoke to WPTV News Channel 5, and they tell reporters that a stray bullet from a gunfight outside killed her 73-year-old grandmother, Mattie Jones.

“I’m really hurt about the situation, my grandmother is a nice person,” Jolly said. “She meant a lot, she’s everything she holds our family together.”

A spokesperson with Stuart police told WPTV that detectives continue to work the case and claim there’s no active threat to the community at large.