A Florida man suspected of killing a woman Wednesday returned to the scene hours later and shot four other people, killing a 9-year-old girl and a television news journalist, authorities said.
A Spectrum News 13 crew was in Pine Hills shortly after 4 p.m. covering the slaying of a woman in her 20s who had been found shot in the area around 11 a.m., Sheriff John Mina said.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said earlier on Twitter that one person was in custody.
Keith Melvin Moses, 19, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a shooting Wednesday morning, Mina said.
Moses is expected to be charged in four other shootings that occurred later in the day, including the killing of the Spectrum News 13 journalist, Mina added.
Moses then went to a nearby home, walked inside and shot a woman and her 9-year-old daughter, the sheriff said. The girl died. The mother was critically injured.
The suspect was arrested in the area and is being charged in the initial slaying, Mina said.
The sheriff said Moses has a lengthy criminal history that includes gun charges, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and assault with a deadly weapon.
“The suspect is not saying much right now. It is unclear if he knew they were news media or not.”
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Mina said there is no apparent connection between Moses and the mother and the child who were shot Wednesday afternoon.
The woman killed earlier was an acquaintance of the suspect, he said.
It was not immediately clear whether Moses had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
In a statement, Spectrum News called the violence a tragedy. The company said a photographer remained hospitalized.