Florida shooting: Teenage boy among two killed in gun attack after church funeral

Two others injured in attack in Riviera Beach, police say

Police at the scene of the shooting outside Victory City Church in Riviera beach
Police at the scene of the shooting outside Victory City Church in Riviera beach

A man and a 15-year-old boy have been shot dead after a funeral at a church in Florida.

Police said two other people, a woman and a child, were also injured in the attack outside Victory City Church in Riviera Beach.

A total of 13 shots are believed to have been fired just after 2.30pm on Saturday, police said.

No arrests have been made.

The church's senior pastor, Tywuante Lupoe, said the community was mourning "loss of two young black men to a senseless shooting after a funeral".

He added the shooting happened across the street from the church and "did not involve any of our church's members".

"Let's pray for the families that lost their loved ones today," the pastor said in a statement posted on Facebook.

Riveria Beach Police Department gave details of the victims in a statement.

It said: “One 15-year-old juvenile male was shot and died at the scene. One adult male was shot and died at the scene.

“One female victim was shot and transported to St Mary's Medical Center by Riviera Beach Fire Rescue.

“Another juvenile victim as shot and is being treated at a nearby hospital."

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