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Multiple people shot at a church following a funeral in Riviera Beach, Florida, police say

At least 2 dead, including teen boy

Four people were shot, two of them fatally, following a funeral Saturday afternoon at a church in Riviera Beach, Florida, police said.

The shooting was reported just after 2:30 p.m. at Victory City Church.

A 15-year-old boy and adult male were pronounced dead at the scene. A woman and a juvenile were also shot and taken to a hospital for treatment, Riviera Beach police said in a press release.

According to police, an adult male and a 15-year-old boy were shot at Victory City Church around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Two other victims — one adult and one juvenile — were also shot and are receiving medical attention.

Police estimate 13 rounds were shot. The shooting remains an active investigation and no arrests have been made.

Shooting with multiple victims. Please see news release below for details. pic.twitter.com/6o4u135WzS— Riviera Beach PD (@RivieraBeachPD) February 1, 2020

So far, no arrests have been made.

Riviera Beach is about six miles north of Palm Beach.

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."

The Church statement

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



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