19-year-old man opens fire at the site of a previous crime in Florida: a journalist and a 9-year-old girl died of their injuries
Steph Deschamps / February 24, 2023
A television reporter and a nine-year-old girl were killed Wednesday in Florida in a shooting near where another homicide occurred earlier in the day, authorities said.
A 19-year-old man, suspected "for the murder of this morning as well as for the shooting of this afternoon", was arrested by the police, announced during a press conference the sheriff John Mina, responsible for the county where Orlando is located, big city of this state of the American southeast.
A local Spectrum News 13 television crew visited a street in the suburban suburb of Orlando Wednesday afternoon to cover the shooting death earlier in the day of a 20-year-old woman.
While they were working, a man opened fire, killing a reporter and wounding his colleague, then entered a nearby house and, for no apparent reason, shot a woman and her nine-year-old daughter, killing the latter.
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre shared her "thoughts" on Twitter for the slain journalist's family and the entire Spectrum News 13 team, adding that "too many lives are taken by gun violence. »
The United States pays a very heavy price for the spread of firearms in its territory and the ease with which Americans have access to them.