Posted on May 31, 2023

2 Arrested in South Florida Mass Shooting Investigation

Fox 35, May 30, 2023

Police have made two arrests in a shooting that broke out during what investigators are calling an altercation between two groups near a South Florida beach boardwalk on Memorial Day. They continue to investigate who or how many actually fired shots and continue to search for possible suspects.

{snip} The shooting left nine people hurt, including a 1-year-old.

In a news release, the Hollywood Police Department released photos of the three people of interest in hopes someone would recognize them and come forward. Police on Tuesday evening said they have arrested Morgan Deslouches and Keshawn Stewart, both 18, on firearms charges but not for any charges directly related to shots fired that injured any of the victims. Police continue to seek assistance in identifying persons of interest.

Keshawn Stewart and Morgan Deslouches

Keshawn Stewart and Morgan Deslouches

Investigators said the victims – four minors between the ages of 1 and 17 and five adults between the ages of 25 and 65 – were taken to local hospitals. Three have since been treated and released, while six others remain hospitalized {snip}

Multiple people were detained after the shooting, but police did not identify them as the shooters. As part of the investigation, officers recovered five handguns, two of which were stolen.