Two shot, eight in custody after gunfire at Florida beach

Clearwater Beach gunfire

Credit: WTSP

Police moved bystanders to safety after shots were fired from the parking garage of the Hyatt hotel in Clearwater Beach, Florida on May 26, 2014.

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Associated Press

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Updated Monday, May 26 at 10:34 PM

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A city spokeswoman says two people have been shot and eight people are in custody and being questioned after a series of three shootings on Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Joelle Castelli says in an email that the shootings Monday arose from fights between groups of people and do not appear to be random. She says the first shots were fired outside the Hyatt Regency. She said at a news conference that someone fired shots from the hotel parking garage.

She says one wounded person has been taken to a nearby Tampa Bay hospital and the other who was shot in the hand left the scene.

She says access to the beach had been cut off for a time but had reopened.

Clearwater Beach is about 16 miles north of St. Petersburg on Florida's West Coast.

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