May 27 - A series of shootings in Clearwater, Florida on Memorial Day mar the holiday weekend and leave two people injured with several others arrested. Mana Rabiee reports.
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A series of shootings in Clearwater, Florida brought Memorial Day to a screeching halt for beachgoers.
Police responded to a shooting on the beach around 7 pm.
They say two groups of people had been arguing outside the local Hyatt hotel.
SOUNDBITE: JOELLE CASTELLI, CITY OF CLEARWATER PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, SAYING:
"There was an argument that ensued then somebody ran off and came back with a gun, then somebody was in the parking garage of the Hyatt, shooting down at the temporary parking lot."
SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED WITNESS SAYING:
"The guys came back and they wanted to start fighting and shoot."
A third shooting happened nearby a little later.
Two people were left injured and one person who was reported shot in the hand fled the scene.
SOUNDBITE:UNIDENTIFIED WITNESS SAYING:
"Big group fight, seven guys with guns running around, hiding, cops pointing guns at everybody not knowing who to arrest."
Police are investigating three separate shooting scenes.
They've recovered multiple firearms and arrested four people.
The beach was temporarily closed for the police investigation.
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