Police in Hollywood, Florida confirmed that one suspected gunman in last week’s mass shooting on Memorial Day has been arrested, CBS News reported.
On Saturday, the Hollywood Police Department confirmed to CBS Miami that Jordan Burton was taken into custody while arrest warrants have been issued for Lionel JeanCharles Jr. and Ariel Cardahn Paul, the two other gunmen believed to have been involved in last Monday’s shooting at Hollywood Beach.
According to CBS Miami, all three suspects are facing multiple charges including first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder, and carrying a concealed firearm.
The three gunmen opened fire on the crowded beachside promenade in Hollywood, Florida, wounding nine people, including a 1-year-old, the Associated Press reported.
The shooting began just before 7:00 pm on Memorial Day after an altercation between two groups led to gunfire. Two of the people involved in the altercation, Morgan Deslouches and Keshawn Stewart, were quickly arrested after the altercation and face firearms charges.
Police recovered five handguns at the scene, including one that was reported stolen from the Miami area and a second that was reported stolen from Texas.
Two 18-year-olds, Keshawn Paul Stewart and Morgan Deslouches, were apprehended in the immediate area after the altercation and were arrested on weapons charges.
Deanna Bettineschi, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Police Department said four of the nine wounded were under 18. The other five were between 25 and 65. Three of the wounded were treated and released while the other six were hospitalized in stable condition.
According to Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy, the heavy police presence on the beach due to the holiday is the reason most of the suspects in the altercation were quickly apprehended at the scene.
Expressing anger and sadness over the shooting, Mayor Levy said the suspects showed a “complete reckless disregard” for the public’s safety.
According to the Associated Press, Hollywood Beach, which is a popular destination for Florida beachgoers, was expected to have more visitors than usual over the Memorial Day weekend.