A man in Florida shot and killed a 9-year-old girl and a reporter from a local news station. The suspect is a 19-year-old man. He also allegedly killed a woman earlier in the day.
by Joost van der Wegen
Photo: the 19-year-old suspect of the shootings (orlando police image)
In the American city of Orlando, two employees of the news channel Spectrum News 13 went to the report of a murder, which would have taken place earlier on Wednesday. A woman was killed shortly after 11 a.m.
Arriving at the Florida state location later in the day, the journalists were shot. One of them died of his injuries. Another is still in critical condition. Their identities have not yet been released by the channel.
Later, the same gunman shot at a mother and a 9-year-old child in a nearby home. The 9-year-old child succumbed to her injuries.
Keith Melvin Moses, 19, was detained by police in connection with the shootings. He has been charged with three counts of murder. The man has a long criminal record and has been convicted of weapons incidents and burglary, among other things.
It is still unclear what the motive for the violence was.