According to Tampa Police Chief Bercaw, Tyrell Phillips, 22, has been taken into custody and is being charged with second-degree murder in relation to the mass shooting that occurred in Ybor City, Tampa.
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According to WFLA News, Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw confirmed that Tyrell Phillips, 22, has been taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder in relation to the early Sunday mass shooting in Tampa’s Ybor City, which resulted in the deaths of two people and the injuries of at least eighteen others.
Two people were killed and eighteen injured in an early Sunday morning shooting on a Tampa street during Halloween celebrations, according to authorities, turning a brawl between two groups into a tragic incident in Florida.
According to Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw, at a news conference at the site, officers responded to the shooting in Tampa shortly before three in the morning in the 1600 block of East 7th Avenue in the Ybor City district.
According to Bercaw, there were a lot of late-night partygoers in the vicinity when the fight broke out, and the neighborhood has a number of pubs and clubs. Before the shooting, the police did not know for sure whether any of the individuals fighting had been inside any of the pubs.
BREAKING: Halloween Celebration Mass shooting in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida Early this morning:
– At least 18 are injured and 2 are dead after a mass shooting took place this morning.
– The shooting took place on the 1600 block of East 7th Avenue in Tampa.
– The shooting began… pic.twitter.com/mRbvWXcrn7
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Online footage showed individuals conversing and drinking in the street while dressed as Halloween characters just before gunfire broke out, causing a rush. A few individuals threw over metal tables and ran for shelter. Police officers were seen treating many injured victims who were down on the ground in footage from the aftermath.
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