The Orlando Broadcasting Corporation has confirmed that a 24-year-old journalist was killed in the attack, as was a 9-year-old girl.

orange county, florida – Orlando news stations identified journalists and photojournalists. The shot was taken Wednesday while covering a murder in the central Florida area.

Journalist Dylan Lyons, 24, did not survive the attack and photojournalist Jesse Walden was seriously injured.

Orange County Sheriff John Mina said the shooter, identified by investigators as 19-year-old Keith Moses, returned to the scene of an earlier murder in the Pine Hills neighborhood. vehicle.

He said that after Moses shot two men around 4pm, for unknown reasons, he went to a nearby house and shot a nine-year-old girl and her mother. The child died of her injuries and her mother was last reported to be in critical condition.

Mina said the motive for the shooting was not immediately clear.

Spectrum News 13 said Lyons is a UCF graduate A man who loved his girlfriend and his family.

Obituary: In memory of Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons

The station said Lyons won an award from the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists and was another media finalist.

spectrum news On Wednesday night, it issued the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and the other lives that were needlessly taken today. Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of our employees during this extremely difficult time.” I hope my other colleague makes a full recovery.

This is a terrible tragedy for the Orlando community. “

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Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statement Thursday morning to News13 reporters and employees.

“My heartfelt condolences and prayers following the murder of your colleague Dylan Lyons. There are no words to express the anguish and anger felt by this Floridian. I know.”

how it unfolded

The Pine Hills area, just northwest of Orlando, was the first to respond Wednesday morning after reports of a woman in her 20s being shot on Hialeah Street. she didn’t survive.

Witnesses said a man later identified as Moses approached a news vehicle around 4 p.m. Wednesday and opened fire on Lyons and Walden, who were there to cover the murder story. and shot a mother and daughter.

Moses “acquainted with the woman this morning, but as far as we know, she had nothing to do with the reporter, nor did she have anything to do with the mother and her nine-year-old child,” Mina said. I got

A WFTV crew, who had also reported on the morning shooting, attempted to provide medical assistance to the Spectrum 13 journalist.

“The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately one of the News 13 employees has passed away,” the sheriff said.

(Click the photo below for the full-length news briefing)

At a press conference, Mina said she had received word that next of kin had been notified, and announced that a 9-year-old girl had also died from her injuries.

According to Mina, investigators have detained a person believed to be responsible for the murder earlier in the day and the shooting that occurred later in the day.

“He will eventually be charged with the murder this morning, and the four shootings this afternoon. Definitely the murder of a news reporter,” Mina said.

Photo of Keith Melvin Moses provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. (

The sheriff said Moses had a criminal record that included gun charges, a bad battery, assault with a lethal weapon, robbery and theft.

Mina said Moses didn’t tell investigators much, and it’s unclear if the news crew was targeted, and it’s unclear why Moses entered the mother and child’s home.

“I want to acknowledge what a horrible day this has been for our community and our media partners,” Mina told a room full of reporters. I know a lot and I know the very difficult work you all do and the work that is very important to our community and law enforcement. But I am not a news expert and should not be a victim of gun violence in our community.”

White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre tweeted: “My condolences to the families of the journalists killed today, the families of the crew members injured in Orange County, Florida, and the entire Spectrum News team. .

Last year, 40 journalists were reported dead around the world, with two more dead by Wednesday this year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Of which he was only one in the United States.

Jeff German, who covered politics and corruption for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, was found dead outside his home in September after being stabbed multiple times. Former Clark County Executive Robert Telles, who was the subject of the German report, said: pleaded not guilty for murder.

In 2015, Virginia reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot dead during a live television broadcast on CBS affiliate WDBJ7. The suspect, a former television reporter, committed suicide during a law enforcement manhunt.

Copyright 2023 by WJXT News4JAX – All rights reserved. The Orlando Broadcasting Corporation has confirmed that a 24-year-old journalist was killed in the attack, as was a 9-year-old girl.

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