Four people were shot, two of them fatally, following a funeral at a church in Riviera Beach, Florida on Saturday, police said.
The shooting was reported just after 2:30pm local time at Victory City Church.
A 15-year-old boy and adult male were pronounced dead at the scene.
We solicit the prayers of the saints today as we mourn the lost of two young black men to a sensless shooting after a funeral held here at the church.
PLEASE KNOW THAT THE SHOOTING DID NOT INVOLVE ANY OF OUR CHURCH’S MEMBERS AND IT DID NOT TAKE PLACE ON CHURCH GROUNDS. IT HAPPENED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CHURCH.
I will update those that may be concerned as to what happened via 6:00 pm.
Thank you all for the text, calls, and inboxes. My wife and are well. Also, the saints are well. Again, let’s pray for the families that lost their loved ones today.”
– Tywuante D. Lupoe, Senior Pastor
A woman and a juvenile were also shot and taken to a hospital for treatment, Riviera Beach police said.
The church’s senior pastor, Tywuante D. Lupoe, said in a Facebook post that the congregation is mourning the loss of “two young black men to a senseless shooting”.
So far, no arrests have been made.