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2 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Riviera Beach church after funeral service

Teenage boy among victims killed, played football at Deerfield Beach High

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – Two people were killed and two others were injured Saturday afternoon at a Riviera Beach church after a funeral service.

The shooting was reported around 2:30 p.m. at Victory City Church at 163 W. 20th St.

Riviera Beach police confirmed that a 15-year-old boy and a man were pronounced dead at the scene.

Local 10 News’ Roy Ramos has learned the teenage victim is Terrance Jackson, a football player at Deerfield Beach High School, after speaking with the school’s football coach.

Terrance Jackson, a 15-year-old Deerfield Beach High School football player, was killed in a shooting that took place during a funeral.
Terrance Jackson, a 15-year-old Deerfield Beach High School football player, was killed in a shooting that took place during a funeral. (WPLG)

Jackson was attending his grandfather’s funeral after passing up a trip to visit college’s with his football team.

Police said one female victim was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

The surviving victims’ conditions have not been released.

Police said its ShotSpotter technology detected 13 rounds in the area.

According to a pastor at the church, the gunfire erupted after some kind of disagreement between two families.

No arrests have been made and a motive for the shooting has not been released.

Clarification: Another shooting in the area left another person wounded.


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