Clearwater Beach Shooting Wounds Two, Arrests Made

By: Kimberly Ripley - May 27, 2014

Clearwater Beach is normally a very peaceful town, but the shooting on Memorial Day shattered that sense of peace for locals and visitors alike–at least temporarliy. Two people were wounded during the shooting at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort on Monday. Four men have been arrested and are presently facing multiple charges.

The Clearwater Beach shooting stemmed from fights between groups of people, according to Clearwater police spokeswoman Joelle Castelli. She says the first shots fired came from people in a parking garage near the resort. The second group involved was in the street near the resort.

Castelli also reported that one man was shot in the groin and another in the hand. The man shot in the hand fled the scene. Beach access was shut down for a while following the shootings. It later opened back up but only to Clearwater Beach residents. The Hyatt was closed down for some time as investigators did a room by room search for the shooters.

A Twitter post claims authorities said the shooters knew one another.

Fortunately no one was killed in this Clearwater Beach shooting. Too often these verbal or physical fights take an even more violent turn when weapons are involved. It is unknown at this point if some of the charges the four arrested men are facing include illegal possession of those firearms.

People staying at the resort for Memorial Day weekend were definitely alarmed by this Clearwater Beach shooting.

Violence always leaves an impact on people. Those expecting to enjoy a leisurely weekend at the beach will no doubt remember the Clearwater Beach shooting for the rest of their lives. Fortunately they won’t leave with the memory of someone dying as a result of it.

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Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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  • WhiskeyBum

    Before watching the video let me guess . Those men are not from Clearwater Beach ?

    • Billy Torry

      They’re not white either. Used to be they only did stuff like this in NIGGERTOWN………now they’re starting to spread it out into the decent parts of America……That’s why ODUMBA wants to disarm America….So we can’t kill THEM when they start shooting at US.

      • n71i .

        Whites just shoot up schools?

        • Shaggy

          Liberal ones do…just as bad…

  • Billy Torry

    Is anyone really surprised by this. THESE ARE NIGGERS! THIS IS WHAT THEY DO! WAKE UP and stop pretending that all races are alike.

    • Alex

      we are all alike, just because we all don’t have the same color don’t mean anything, we are all the same, wasn’t it a white man who shot up an elementary school last year?? the color of a person skin does not define who they are but there personality and choices do.. You WAKE UP we don’t live back in the 1900s. WE ARE ALL PEOPLE. a white man could do harmful things, just like any other man on this earth could. grow up and learn something and stop spurting all this hate and racism, this world is bad enough as it is, we don’t need people like you making it worse.

      • Shaggy

        Well something is wrong because there are as many blacks in prison as whites yet they make up 12 percent of the population. Do the math…..

  • Willie Bennett

    There goes those nappy headed niggar thugs shooting indiscriminately as usual, no regards for anybody’s lives around them, no tack, no discretion, no thought, Just pure African jungle testosterone filled, predatory, animalistic instincts at play. Why does the hoes and thugs keep breeding and producing such filth to be a menace to society randomly? I can’t go anywhere today without worrying if one of those nappy headed, pant sagging brutes going to attack you or your family. And when they murder innocent people randomly and the system get ahold of them and exact appropriate punishment, you have advocates with the same state of mind fight against such punishment such as the death penalty, they want to cite statics of the innocent being extinguished by the state, they fight for such filths and forget all about how the victim was victimized . I say when you catch those filth, take them out into the ocean and feed they to the creatures of the deep blue, save some taxes and time wasted on these bums.

  • Shaggy

    I would advise any responsible person to get your ccl to protect yourself, the government and the cops can’t do it.

  • dee

    The racial remarks are not neccessary because not every black person that has dreadlocks is a killer……last I heard it was a white retired sheriff that shot young white man in movie theater in Wesley Chapel……The crime rate is not induced to one race…..society and peoples problems is wats making this world so unstable!!!