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Florida police arrest man, search for 2 others in Memorial Day beach shooting

Florida police arrested a man on Saturday and issued arrest warrants for two others, believed to be the shooter who wounded nine people when he opened fire on a crowded beachfront promenade on Memorial Day.

Hollywood Police have announced that authorities have arrested Jordan Burton and are searching for Ariel Kardern-Paul and Lionel Jean-Charles Jr.

The suspects will be charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, eight counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of concealed possession of a firearm, police said in a news release.

It’s not immediately clear if Burton has hired a lawyer

Police said two other men, allegedly involved in the altercation that led to the shooting, had already been arrested on firearms charges.


Police respond to a shooting near Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Hollywood, Florida, on the night of May 29, 2023.
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Police and witnesses said the shooting began when a mob fought in front of a busy shopping street on the Hollywood Oceanfront Broadwalk.

On a busy vacation weekend, bystanders desperately evacuated as gunfire rang out on a beach just south of Fort Lauderdale.


Hollywood Beach Police have arrested Jordan Burton in connection with the shooting.
Hollywood Beach Police have arrested Jordan Burton in connection with the shooting.
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Ariel Paul (left) and Lionel Jean-Charles are still wanted, according to police.
Ariel Paul (left) and Lionel Jean-Charles are still wanted, according to police.
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Seven of the nine people injured in the shooting have been discharged from the hospital, police said.

The other two are still recovering in hospital.

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