Clearwater Beach Shooting Leaves 2 Wounded

By: Zach Walton - May 26, 2014

Clearwater Beach was witness to a shooting on Memorial Day, but we can be thankful that this particular incident didn’t end in any deaths.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that a fight broke between two groups at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort on Monday evening. Soon after, shots were fired and two people were wounded. According to a Clearwater Beach spokesperson, somebody from one of the two groups left and returned with a gun. Soon after, somebody opened fire on a group of people in the Hyatt’s parking garage. Finally, there was a third shooting incident near Frenchy’s South Beach Cafe.

Despite three incidents occurring within minutes of each other, nobody was killed. Two of the people involved were injured, however, with one being shot in the groin while the other was shot in the hand. The former was taken to the hospital while the latter fled the scene.

After the incident, police closed off the area and began to look for those involved. A SWAT team was called and police searched the Hyatt Regency room by room. In the end, eight people were taken into custody, but none have been charged yet. It’s likely they will face weapon possession charges as police found multiple guns.

As for the cause of the incident, nobody knows at the moment. Witnesses at the scene only report seeing two groups getting into a fight and then hearing gunfire a few minutes later.

As you can imagine, it caused quite a commotion:

Here’s an amateur video of the scene after police arrived:

Unfortunately, the above incident isn’t the only shooting that happened over the weekend. A shooting on Saturday at Myrtle Beach saw three dead and one injured after a fight broke out in front of the Bermuda Sands hotel.

Image via Christopher Fischer/YouTube

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  • Away Sale

    looks like a nice neighborhood……

    • BadBob

      No for long if blacks live there. Nice neighborhoods always turn into ghettos when blacks move it because they don’t know how to keep things nice.

      • Guest

        “Face the Facts: The Truth About Blacks.” Is that where you all go on this? No wonder some of them hate society and are prejudice. When do we allow those walls to come down? We inspire hatred in THEM to do what they do. Do you ever thing about THAT? This could have been a gang of whites or any other ethnicity. When we see someone’s color and they do something bad, we automatically put them in this big box where they’re all alike and start spewing hatred. That’s wrong. You want to talk truth? You want to talk facts? Well, there you have it.

        • BadBob

          No common sense, you just don’t get it or don’t want to believe it. You have your impressions and I have mine and we will never agree and I know I won’t change my view.

          • $3009364

            And THAT’S what’s wrong with the world. There are many like you out there. We cry and scream for peace. We’ll never have it with attitudes like yours. EVER.

  • Away Sale

    no surprise when you see the video

    • BadBob

      The biggest problem in this country, blacks. Just look at the Whites House.

  • mr

    Lets stop being so politically correct and say it like it is, where there are blacks there is murder, there is simply something wrong going on with that race.

    • White Powerless

      I had the same thought when i saw the Santa Barbara shooter and every other school shooter.

  • White Powerless

    Black kids acting like white shooters.

  • Bob

    Another 48 Hrs.Same Race different city.They’re all the same.

    • BadBob

      Just like, garbage, trash, scum, ignorance, arrogance, ghettos and blacks, they all the same.

  • $3009364

    What’s wrong with people?

    • BadBob

      Nothing wrong with people. The problem is the blacks.

      • $3009364

        Racist.

        • BadBob

          You just don’t know. Perhaps it is time to face the facts that provide the truth, no excuses, just the truth.

          • $3009364

            “Face the Facts: The Truth About Blacks.” Is that where we go on this? No wonder some of them hate society and are prejudice. When do we allow those walls to come down? We inspire hatred in THEM to do what they do. Do you ever think about THAT? This could have been a gang of whites or any other ethnicity. When we see someone’s color and they do something bad, we automatically put them in this big box where they’re all alike and start spewing hatred. That’s wrong. You want to talk truth? You want to talk facts? Well, there you have it.

  • Henry

    They must have run out of crack.

    • BadBob

      There is the problem

  • Bryan Kendal

    I guess the trouble makers did not come to South Beach this year and took their show to Clearwater Beach.

    • BadBob

      Did you mean the blacks.

  • BadBob

    Just typical. Blacks and guns, they just go together. They jungle culture comes out again and they wonder why 93% of prisoners in prisons are blacks. they can’t find jobs so where do they get the guns??? Probably rob or kill others to get them.

    • $3009364

      Jungle culture? Wow. You are something else you know that? I spend my time apologizing to blacks for people like you. There will be no color in hell my friend. That’s fact and that’s more truth.

      • BadBob

        Please do not apologize for me as I say what I mean because I only tell the truth as I see it and I do not apologize to anything I say or do.

        • $3009364

          I apologize for you. And for all LIKE you.

      • Away Sale

        you apologize to blacks??? maybe they should apologize to whites for acting like animals. you are a disgrace.

        • $3009364

          And YOU are what’s wrong with this world.

          • Away Sale

            well , i havent made the news for shooting anyone, i’m not on welfare, i work, i pay taxes, i have no criminal record, i obey the law, etc,,can you say THAT about your favorite group of people???

          • Away Sale

            maybe you should invite a few blacks to come live in your neighborhood, or better yet, in your house. Prove your desire for unity within the races.

  • jj

    Always discouraging when blacks try to outdo whites. Elliot Rodgers still holds the most killed, 7

  • Big Muskie

    Just the normal weekend gun fights here in Florida, nothing to see here folks, move along.

  • $3009364

    I’m ashamed to read these comments about black people. Racism is fueled by hatred and anger and the root of that is evil. I would confidently say that those of you who spew your hatred and anger towards blacks have the deepest form of racism and evil in you. I feel sorry for you.

    • Away Sale

      i feel sorry for you barbara,,you do not see reality.

      • $3009364

        So your reality is that racism should be a way of life? It’s criminal and it’s illegal.

        • Away Sale

          racism is not illegal barbara,discrimination is. it’s not against the law to FEEL a certain way about something or someone.The reality is that racism IS a way of life, based on the continuing behavior of certain groups of people.As long as these groups of people continue their behavior, it will always be around.

  • $3009364

    Tell me: how many black people have opened fired in a school? Compare that to white people. How many blacks have randomly gone into a college frat house in order to take out the students? Black people are better than white people in SOOOOOO many respects. They were raised right by good well intentioned mothers. The only thing blacks lacked in the home was a strong father figure. So, if they shoot you? There is reason. Not that it’s ok but there is reason. They don’t just take people out in order to take them out. They still keep in mind that they have to answer to mom. What do white people do? They kill their parents and then kill others. Their first thought is to take out their parents. Whites. The smarter race right? That just does not happen in the black world. How about if we start arresting people for starting these fights in the first place and not arresting those that retaliated. How about that? Racism should be a crime. Oh, wait, it is. And just a sidebar here? I read some comments on the death of black civil rights icon, Maya Angelou. All racist.

    • Away Sale

      tell me the population of prisoners barbara…..look it up, the majority are blacks and hispanics.so who is the more violent and criminal race????

    • Away Sale

      per barbara,,

      “Black people are better than white people in SOOOOOO many respects. They were raised right by good well intentioned mothers”

      thats some statement barbara,,im sure most mothers are well intentioned. However, there are many who would rather find a hit of crack instead of food for their baby.Now wonder their offspring turn out to be thugs and criminals.

  • $3009364

    I’m not sure where you all are from who are making these comments but my impression now of Florida is that it consists only of the elderly and racists. I thought before just of the elderly but you’ve opened my eyes to a new reality here. Racism exists in Florida. BIGTIME.