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Pastor killed in shooting at South Florida flea market

By AP | Sep 11, 2020

By Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — A 54-year-old pastor was fatally shot Thursday night when he was caught in the crossfire of two groups of men at a flea market near Miami, police said.

Miami-Dade police said Gregory Boyd was walking by a shoe store when an argument between a woman and a group of men broke out. A second group of men approached as the argument heated up and gunfire erupted and the pastor was shot, news outlets reported.

A reporter and photojournalist from WPLG television station were doing a live report on a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old girl when shots rang out near The Village Flea Market & Mall.

“I’m waiting to wrap up the package before we go live again and all of a sudden I hear all of these shots,” reporter Terrell Forney said. “I hear,

“Pop! Pop! Pop! … and it feels like it never really stopped.” Photojournalist Nick Lupo saw the shooting, alerted Forney and took cover behind a steel case to store equipment.

“He was wearing a white shirt and he started shooting and shooting and shooting,” Lupo said. “I was just trying to shield myself from getting hit with bullets.”

The crew had been reporting on the death of Alana Washington in July. The child was visiting the flea market with her older brother when she was shot in a drive-by shooting.

No arrests have been made and few details about the shooting or the pastor have been released.

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