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15-year-old boy, man fatally shot after funeral at Florida church, 2 others hurt

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Two people were shot and killed Saturday afternoon, Feb. 1 after a funeral at a church in South Florida, according to a news release from the Riviera Beach police.

The two victims were a 15-year-old male and an adult male, the release said.

The shooting occurred across from Victory City Church on W. 20th Street in Riviera Beach at 1:34 p.m. CST, according to the release. Riviera Beach is around 5 miles north of West Palm Beach.

Two other people, a female, and another juvenile were shot and were being treated at nearby hospitals, according to the release.

No arrests were made at the time of the release.

ShotSpotter, a gunfire detection device, detected 13 rounds during the release, the release said.

In a Facebook post, Tywuante Lupoe, the church’s senior pastor, said the shooting happened across the street from the church and did not involve any church members.

“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,” he wrote.

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