2 Dead in Gunfire That Erupted After Florida Funeral

A man and 15-year-old boy die at the scene in West Palm Beach, Fla.
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2020 5:00 PM CST
2 Dead After Gunfire Erupts at Church Funeral
A screen capture from a live report on the story.   (YouTube/CBS 17)

A funeral gathering at a south Florida church turned tragic Saturday when gunfire broke out afterward and left two people dead, CNN reports. Police say an adult male and a 15-year-old boy died in the shooting at Riviera Beach, about five miles north of West Palm Beach. The AP adds that a woman and another teenager were hospitalized with injuries. Details are scant, but police say 13 gunshots were overheard, and CBS 12 says it happened around 2:30pm.

The teen had apparently been attending his grandfather's funeral. "We solicit the prayers of the saints today as we mourn the loss of two young black men to a senseless shooting after a funeral held here at the church," writes the church pastor, Tywuante D. Lupoe, on Facebook. He says the victims weren't church members and were killed off church property, across the street. (More shooting stories.)

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