A priest is killed in a shooting at a South Florida flea market


Pensacola, Fl

Police said a 54-year-old priest was shot dead when he got caught in the crossfire of two groups of men at a flea market near Miami.

Miami-Dade Police said Gregory Boyd was walking by a shoe store when an argument broke out between a woman and a group of men. A second group of men approached as the quarrel intensified, gunfire erupted and the priest was shot, according to media reports.

A reporter and photojournalist from WPLG was preparing a live report of a speeding car shooting that killed a 7-year-old girl when shots fired near The Village Flea Market & Mall.

Reporter Terrell Forney said, “I’m waiting for the packaging to finish before we go live again and suddenly I’m hearing all these footage. I hear, ‘Bob! Bob! Bob! … as if he never stopped. “

Photojournalist Nick Lobo watched the shooting, alerted Forney and took cover behind a steel box to store the equipment.

“He was wearing a white shirt and started shooting, shooting and shooting,” said Lobo. “I was just trying to protect myself from being shot.”

The crew had reported the death of Alana Washington. The child was visiting the flea market with her older brother when she was shot from a passing car.

No one has been arrested and few details have been released about the shooting or shooting of the priest.

Boyd was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


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