Posted on January 17, 2023

8 People Shot at Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event in Florida, Sheriff’s Office Says

Kerry Breen and Jordan Freiman, CBS News, January 16, 2023

At least eight people were shot at a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration in Fort Pierce, Florida, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s office said.

One person is in critical condition and four others were injured in the chaos following the gunfire {snip}

Shots were fired over a “disagreement of some sort” following “MLK Car Show and Family Fun Day” at Ilous Ellis Park, said St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brian Hester. Eight people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds {snip}


Hester added that it was “unfortunate and sad that during a celebration for someone who represented peace and equality that a disagreement results in a use of guns and violence to solve that disagreement.”