How I recently survived a deadly shooting in the US – Larry Madowo
Media personality Larry Madowo, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, revealed that he survived a gun attack while dining at a restaurant in Florida, United States of America (USA).
In a tweet, the CNN correspondent, who also served as a television presenter at NTV, said he could have ended up among the people who are part of the gun violence statistics in the US.
“We were at a restaurant on the Hollywood Oceanfront Broadwalk in Florida when a shooting happened down the street. I took this picture while we were eating. We could have easily been part of the US gun violence statistics if we weren’t so hungry and took the first spot,” he tweeted.
He said he was there when the shots rang out and they did not know what was happening until they saw people running away from the beach.
CNN reported that one child died in the shooting, while six of the nine people shot remain in hospital in stable condition. The other three were treated and released.
“Of the nine victims, four are minors between the ages of 1 and 17 and five are adults between the ages of 25 and 65, according to a police update,” the CNN reported.
Police in Hollywood have also arrested a number of people following the deadly incident, according to international media.
Two men accused of being involved were arrested on weapons charges, Hollywood Police Department spokeswoman Deanna Bettineschi told a news conference on Tuesday, 30 May 2023.
Police are asking for the community’s help in identifying three other people they believe were involved in the shooting.
Police said they recovered five handguns – two of which were stolen.
The Hollywood Police Department has dozens of officers assigned to the beach on busy holiday weekends, which allowed for an immediate response, Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy told reporters Tuesday.
“That’s why we were able to apprehend two people so quickly. The police were there within seconds or minutes.”