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Two local journalists attacked in a shooting in Florida (USA)

At least one journalist has died and another has been injured this Wednesday after being shot while working reporting on a previous shooting in Orange County, in the US state of Florida.

The local authorities have reported that the journalists, employees of the news channel Spectrum News 13, have been attacked when they were at the scene of the events covering a shooting that occurred hours before in which a woman and her daughter were reportedly seriously injured. bullet. Hours later, the girl has died, succumbing to her injuries.

The Orange County Sheriff, John Mina, has indicated in a press conference that a person has been arrested for his alleged responsibility in both attacks.

“We have arrested the person suspected of being responsible for the murders this morning, as well as the shootings this afternoon,” said the sheriff, who specified that the suspect, identified as Keith Melvin Moses, 19, , has a “long criminal record”.

Mina has also expressed that it has been a “hard day” for the community, as well as for the journalistic profession. “We work together with all of you, we know you, and we know the complicated and important work you do,” he told the journalists who were present at the press conference.

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