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Fundraiser to support family of Navy base shooting victim

Ferg’s will sponsor the benefit concert for the family of Mohammad “Mo” Haitham
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, from St. Petersburg, Fla. One of the victims of the shooting Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., has been identified as Haitham, 19, who joined the Navy after graduating from high school last year, according to the Tampa Bay Times. (U.S. Navy via AP) [U.S. NAVY PHOTO   |  AP]
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, from St. Petersburg, Fla. One of the victims of the shooting Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., has been identified as Haitham, 19, who joined the Navy after graduating from high school last year, according to the Tampa Bay Times. (U.S. Navy via AP) [U.S. NAVY PHOTO | AP]
Published Dec. 12, 2019

Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill will hold a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Friday for the family of Mohammed “Mo” Haitham, a former Lakewood High School track star who was among the three people killed in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola last week.

Haitham, who had recently completed his Navy boot camp, had been undergoing training in Pensacola to become a flight crew member prior to last Friday’s shooting. His mother, Barbara said Navy officials had told her that her son was trying to stop the gunman when he was killed.

RELATED: St. Petersburg resident among those killed in Pensacola shooting.

“All donations collected during this event will go directly to Mo’s family. They are hurting, we want to help," said bar owner Mark Ferguson, also a Lakewood High alumnus.

The bar is asking for a minimum $5 donation, and says there will be a 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds going to Haitham’s family.

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