Eight people were shot dead in front of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Fort Pierce Florida, St. The Lucy County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the news to CNN.
Public information officer Tonya Woodworth said one of the shooting victims was seriously injured and four others were injured as they tried to leave the area.
She said the shooting broke out in Ilous Ellis Park on Monday night as the community celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. According to the city’s website, the day is a car show and “family fun day.”
The flyer for the event said the event included a DJ, activities for kids and an afternoon of car show judging. Sheriff’s Department is providing security, it said.
The sheriff’s office did not say whether any suspects were in custody or if they had identified a possible motive.
Fort Pierce is a coastal city about an hour north of West Palm Beach.
This is a developing story and will be updated.