Five in custody in connection with series of shootings in Florida
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. – Five people are in custody in connection with a series of shootings at Clearwater Beach.
Police say the first incident happened outside of a hotel.
According to WFLA, the shooting started after a verbal disagreement escalated between two groups.
Two people were shot. One of those people fled the scene, police say, and the second was taken to a hospital.
Clearwater Police say the shootings are not random, and the general public does not appear to be in danger.
Authorities are investigating whether the incident is gang-related.