Four people were shot, with two killed, near Victory City Church after a funeral, the Riviera Beach Police Department in Florida said in a news release.
On February 1, 2020, at 2:34 p.m., the shooting broke out near the church at 163 W. 20th Street in Riviera Beach.
One 15 year old juvenile male was shot and died at the scene. One adult male was shot and died at the scene. A female victim was shot and transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center by Riviera Beach Fire Rescue. Another juvenile victim was shot and is being treated at a nearby hospital, said police.
The church posted a message on Facebook indicating that the shooting did not occur on its grounds.
ShotSpotter detected 13 rounds. So far no arrests have been made and the mass shooting is under investigation.
Here’s what you need to know:
Victory City Church Promises an Atmosphere of Religious Love & Worship
You can find the website for Victory City Church here. It says: “When coming to Victory City, you can expect to encounter the love of Jesus Christ, the power of God through Worship and the Word of God. Also, you will encounter worship with a multi-cultural environment of people from all different walks of life. We also consider Victory a no judgement zone. We teach how to walk in the Victory of Jesus Christ.”
12News reported earlier that Riviera Beach Fire Rescue was responding to reports of “multiple people shot” that emanated from West 20th Street near Avenue E Saturday afternoon.
The location is also in the vicinity of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, although it involved another church, Victory City. A WPTV reporter indicated the shooting may be near an intersection.
Photos captured the law enforcement response to the scene.
This post is being updated as more information is learned. Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida.