Saturday, June 23, 2018

2 dead, 1 wounded after shooting at Fla. VFW

WINTER SPRINGS

VFW Shooting leaves Two dead, one hurt

Police say two people are dead and another is injured after a shooting at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Central Florida. Winter Springs Police said a charity motorcycle ride was supposed to depart from the post when the shooting broke out Sunday morning while the riders were eating breakfast. The Orlando Sentinel reports an unknown number of armed men came in and began firing. It's unclear if any of the attendees shot back. Authorities said there was some type of argument in the parking lot before the shooting. Winter Springs Police spokesman Lt. Doug Seely said the agency has detained several people and confiscated a number of weapons. VFW posts around the country care for veterans and their families.

BONITA SPRINGS

Teen seriously hurt after hit by deputy

A southwest Florida teen is recovering from serious injuries after she was hit by a deputy's cruiser. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Megan Conway, 18, was crossing the road early Saturday morning when she was hit by a Lee County Sheriff's Office cruiser. Authorities said she walked in front of the cruiser and landed near a drainage ditch along the shoulder of the road.The deputy was heading to a disorderly call in the area.

WEST PALM BEACH

Man shoots, kills ex-girlfriend, self

Authorities are investigating a murder-suicide in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said the suspect was apparently upset about his ex-lover's involvement with a new boyfriend and went to her home early Sunday. Deputies said the two argued and the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot her. A witness wrestled the gun away from the suspect and he fled. Authorities said he ran back to his house, grabbed another firearm and fatally shot himself. The victim and suspect, who weren't identified, have been separated and were living at different homes. The two had a history of domestic problems with law enforcement.

WESTON

Robbery victim dies after injury

A 28-year-old South Florida woman has died after hitting her head in the aftermath of a robbery. Broward Sheriff's officials said Kimberlyn Clarke, 28, was at a truck stop along US Hwy 27 in Weston last week to celebrate Jamaican Night. Surveillance video shows a group of people were gathered in the parking lot when one suspect sprayed the crowd with pepper spray, causing the crowd to quickly disperse. During the commotion, another suspect grabbed the victim's gold chain. Authorities said Clarke was overcome by the pepper spray and fell and hit her head on the rear bumper of a van when the crowd scattered. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead Saturday.

JUPITER

Pot worth $1M-plus found on shoreline

Authorities are investigating after about 400 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $1 million washed ashore in South Florida. Police said a fisherman discovered several burlap sacks along the shoreline in Jupiter on Saturday morning. The Sun Sentinel reports that investigators searched the area and found more marijuana, eventually recovering 75 packages of pot.

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