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Gun owner stops shooting at Florida ‘Peace in the City’ cookout

Dozens of parents, students and others gathered Saturday to honor the memory of Tony Butler, cousin of DJ Dwight Harvey and homicide victim whose body was discovered in a burned out car last month.

Harvey and his family organized the “Peace in the City” cookout as a back-to-school anti-violence event where parents could pick up a backpack for their youngster and enjoy friends and fellowship. Around 5:20 p.m. a man fired off at least a dozen bullets into the crowd of about 150 people at Campbell Park in Titusville, but he wasn’t the only one with a gun, Florida Today reports.

“I was Facebooking live, just enjoying the scene,” Harvey told the news site. “I was like, who lit firecrackers? I turned around and just said, ‘Oh no, he’s got a gun, he’s got a gun.’”

“I thought to myself, ‘did this just happen?’ People were taking cover, everybody was scattered,” he said.

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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