A 14-year-old has been arrested on gun charges in a Halloween weekend shooting in Florida
A 14-year-old boy was arrested on charges of possession of firearms in connection with a firearms possession case Halloween weekend shooting Police announced on Thursday that two people were killed and 15 others injured in Tampa, Florida.
Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw called the shooting that occurred early on Oct. 29 “completely unacceptable” and said no one should carry a gun.
Officials said the shooting occurred during a fight between two groups at about 3 a.m. during Halloween celebrations in Ybor City, a neighborhood in Tampa.
Another person, Terrell Stephen Phillips, 22, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, police said.
Berkow said police were still searching for seven other “persons of interest.” Police released video images showing them surrounded by a circle.
Berkow said the 14-year-old arrested Thursday was not among those seven because police already had leads on him.
A 14-year-old and an adult man were killed, According to the police.
Officers at the scene saw the person, now identified as a 14-year-old, “display a firearm before fleeing the scene” during the fight and shooting, police said.
“There is no reasonable explanation for a 14-year-old to be in possession of a firearm,” Berkaw said in a statement.
Berkow said in a news conference that investigators are looking into who fired the shots and how many shooters were involved.
NBC News is not naming the 14-year-old who was arrested because of his age.
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