2 shot, 5 in custody at Clearwater Beach

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A city spokeswoman says two people have been shot and five suspects are in custody after a series of shootings on Clearwater Beach, Florida, that started outside the Hyatt Regency.

Joelle Castelli says in an email that the shootings Monday arose from fights between groups of people and do not appear to be random. She says the first call came in at 6:48 p.m. She said at a news conference that someone fired shots from the hotel parking garage.

She says one wounded person has been taken to a nearby Tampa Bay hospital and the other who was shot in the hand left the scene.

She says access to the beach has been cut off and that only people who show proof of residency are being allowed in.

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