A shooting occurred during an event organized to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday in the city of Fort Pierce, Florida — located approximately 100 mi (160 km) southeast of Orlando. At least eight people were wounded by gunfire, while another four were injured as attendees attempted to flee the scene. The event occurred when a dispute between two groups escalated into gunfire. Authorities have identified at least one suspect; however, no one has been detained as a result of the shooting.