Nine injured in shooting near Hollywood beach in Florida

Hollywood Beach in Hollywood, Florida. [Photo: Wikimedia]
Hollywood Beach in Hollywood, Florida. [Photo: Wikimedia]

Nine people were wounded after gunfire erupted along a crowded beach boardwalk in Hollywood, Florida late Monday night, international media reported quoting police.

There were more people in the area than usual due to Memorial Day, a public holiday in the US

Hollywood Police Department spokeswoman Deanna Bettineschi said the shooting occurred during an altercation between two groups.

She added that one person of interest was detained and another suspect is at large.

A video posted on Twitter shows people running away in panic after gunshots were heard.

Memorial Healthcare System spokeswoman Yanet Obarrio Sanchez told NBC6 that children are among the victims. Local media later reported that the victims include four minors.

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