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Six are injured during a Daytona Beach shooting when the United States sees the Wild Memorial Day celebration



Six people were injured in a Daytona, Florida shooting when thousands of people across the country defied social distance rules, including revelers at a wild Missouri Day pool party in Missouri named “Zero Ducks Given.”

Two people were shot and four were hit by grenades in the Florida incident at 7.30 Saturday on South Ocean Avenue near Breakers Oceanfront Park.

Gunfire erupted along the beach road where more than 200 people saw parties and dances as lockdowns eased.

Several people were injured and taken to the hospital, but the injuries are not life-threatening, authorities say. Police said no suspects were arrested and the victims did not cooperate with the investigation.

Authorities had been expecting an influx after last week as Governor Ron DeSantis said companies could work with 50 percent capacity.

In the Tampa area along Florida̵

7;s Gulf Coast, crowds were so large that authorities took the extraordinary step of closing parking spaces because they were full.

“Disney is closed, Universal is closed. Everything is closed so where did everyone come with the first hot day with 50% opening? Everyone came to the beach,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said at a news conference on Sunday, citing the crowds in the area Daytona Beach.

Six people were injured Saturday in a Daytona Beach shooting when massive crowds gathered over Memorial Day weekend

Six people were injured Saturday in a Daytona Beach shooting when massive crowds gathered over Memorial Day weekend

Daytona Police Chief Craig Capri said on Sunday at a news conference that two people were shot (not pictured) in the area around 7.30pm. The general scene is depicted

Daytona Police Chief Craig Capri said on Sunday at a news conference that two people were shot (not pictured) in the area around 7.30pm. The general scene is depicted

In the picture is the scene where a driver was seen throwing money out of a car. The police promised to find the man responsible

In the picture is the scene where a driver was seen throwing money out of a car. The police promised to find the man responsible

The shooting event occurred near Breakers Oceanfront Park. Authorities had to turn off parking spaces to check beach guests

Cocoa Beach, Florida, was filled with Memorial Day beachgoers on Saturday. The beaches are open for business again during the coronavirus epidemic

Cocoa Beach, Florida, was filled with Memorial Day beachgoers on Saturday. The beaches are open for business again during the coronavirus epidemic

Police are looking for a man who is suspected of encouraging a crowd to gather because he threw money out of a car. A video shows about 200 people surrounding a vehicle parked on Route A1A outside Burger King.

Chitwood promised to identify and accuse the man but did not say what he would be accused of.

Police said several incidents occurred in the area over the weekend, but no one has been arrested.

“I know people were scared and I know people were upset by the number of crowds there,” said Daytona Police Chief Craig Capri. “We don’t take this lightly, especially with the crowds that are gathering right now when we got the corona virus still around and people who don’t practice social distance. But I’m not the social distance police – that’s not my job.”

Volusia County Beach Safety Director Ray Manchester said along a 47-mile stretch of beach, 300 people were rescued by lifeguards Saturday in the Gulf Coast. He said of the beach: “Every part of it was full”.

The activity this weekend apparently puts “terror” on local residents and visitors to the area. Volusia Council woman Billie Wheeler told the Orlando Sentinel that a hotel owner reported 26 guests checking out on Sunday because of the events on Saturday.

Guests at the $ 10 Zero Ducks Given Event at Backwater Jack's discovered hugs and kisses on Saturday afternoon

Guests at the $ 10 Zero Ducks Given Event at Backwater Jack’s discovered hugs and kisses on Saturday afternoon

Revelers are seen celebrating Memorial Day weekend at Osage Beach on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri on Saturday

Revelers are seen celebrating Memorial Day weekend at Osage Beach on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri on Saturday

People were spotted in a crowded pool on site decorated with flags

“What a nice day”: Blackwater Jack hosts its first party in the summer pool season despite the coronavirus pandemic

A man and woman are seen kissing at Shady Gators, a multi-level bar and barbecue restaurant on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

A man and woman are seen kissing at Shady Gators, a multi-level bar and barbecue restaurant on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Despite a sign at the Shady Gators asking people to stay six feet apart, people are seen boring around the crowded place

Despite a sign at the Shady Gators asking people to stay six feet apart, people are seen boring around the crowded place

A similar scene continued into the night at Shady Gators on Saturday

The audience gathered to watch live bands on stage

A similar scene continued into the night at the Shady Gators on Saturday as crowds gathered to watch live bands on stage

Hundreds of revelers have been spotted partying at Lake of the Ozarks on Memorial Day weekend, with a complete breach of social distance guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.

People unpacking bars and restaurants and videos shared on social media on Saturday showed crowded pools in the form of Shady Gators and Backwater Jacks on Osage Beach after Missouri Governor Mike Parson partially lifted coronavirus lockdowns earlier this month.

In Missouri, there are nearly 12,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 681 related deaths. In Osage County, there were five cases.

Missouri seemed to enjoy the first phase of Parson’s reopening plan, which states that gyms and hotel pools can open “if they follow strict social distance and sanitation protocols.”

A family gathers around a table outside an ice cream shop in Atlanta Beltline Park on Sunday, Memorial Day weekend

A family gathers around a table outside an ice cream shop in Atlanta Beltline Park on Sunday, Memorial Day weekend

People take a walk through the Atlanta Beltline on Sunday, the former railroad corridor, now a multi-purpose trail on the outskirts of the city

People take a walk through the Atlanta Beltline on Sunday, the former railroad corridor, now a multi-purpose trail on the outskirts of the city

A man on a skateboard flies past a couple of women on the Atlanta Beltline trail on Sunday

A man on a skateboard flies past a couple of women on the Atlanta Beltline trail on Sunday

A young man wearing a protective face mask rides his bike along a busy promenade on Coney Island during the current coronavirus outbreak on Sunday. No swimming was allowed and social distance reminders were plentiful on the beach

A young man wearing a protective face mask rides his bike along a busy promenade on Coney Island during the current coronavirus outbreak on Sunday. No swimming was allowed and social distance reminders were plentiful on the beach

A group of young people cycling across the Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn on Sunday as the summer moved in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

A group of young people cycling across the Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn on Sunday as the summer moved in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

People are seen on Coney Island beach on Sunday - New York is hit by the US state by a long shot and the population was less eager to get out than some of its US counterparts on Memorial Day Weekend

People are seen on Coney Island beach on Sunday – New York is hit by the US state by a long shot and the population was less eager to get out than some of its US counterparts on Memorial Day Weekend

A woman with stars and stripes placed in the sand before sitting in the sand when the beaches remained closed for bathing on Coney Island on Sunday

A woman with stars and stripes placed in the sand before sitting in the sand when the beaches remained closed for bathing on Coney Island on Sunday

Hundreds walk across the boardwalk on Coney Island Beach on Memorial Day weekend

Hundreds walk across the boardwalk on Coney Island Beach on Memorial Day weekend

Crowds gathered on the boardwalk in Brooklyn, Coney Island on Sunday, with many wearing no mask and no social distance. People can be seen moving and talking within each other

Crowds gathered on the boardwalk in Brooklyn, Coney Island on Sunday, with many wearing no mask and no social distance. People can be seen moving and talking within each other

A man holding a pink umbrella smiles in Sheep Meadow, Central Park on Sunday, when New Yorkers went out to celebrate the summer

A man holding a pink umbrella smiles in Sheep Meadow, Central Park on Sunday, when New Yorkers went out to celebrate the summer

For smaller locations (less than 10,000 square meters), retailers must retain 25 percent or less of the authorized occupancy. For larger spaces (10,000 square meters or higher), they must hold 10 percent or less of the authorized occupancy. However, these restrictions do not apply to restaurants or hotels.

Health experts have not indicated that coronaviruses can spread in water. But some happy pool guests were filmed with hands and kisses.

Organizers of Zero Ducks given at Backwater Jacks announced that they had partnered with authorities to get the season started. They claimed on Facebook that there would be reduced capacity but did not say what their limit was for the collection which started at at 11am.

Signs on the Shady Gators reminded participants to stop at least six feet from each other, but it was blatantly ignored by many.

What pandemic: In the picture, a guest for a happy party turns a passerby

One participant points out that the rules are broken at Backwater Jacks

In the picture on the left, a happy party guest spins a passer-by. To the right, one participant points out that the rules are broken at Backwater Jacks

Lake of the Ozarks reportedly had one of its liveliest memorial weekends this year

The picture is a flyer for Backwater Jack's event

Lake of the Ozarks reportedly had one of its liveliest memorial weekends this year. Surrounding arenas were also booked. To the right, is a flyer for Backwater Jack’s event

Some people said that Backwater Jack's place adhered to their advertised promise while others claimed they didn't

Some people said that Backwater Jack’s place adhered to their advertised promise while others claimed they didn’t

Participants showed up without care in the world at packed summer events on Saturday and Sunday in Missouri

Participants showed up without care in the world at packed summer events on Saturday and Sunday in Missouri

They didn't wear any protective face masks when they kicked off the lively pool party season in Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday

They didn’t wear any protective face masks when they kicked off the lively pool party season in Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday

The video showed that people were far apart from the bathers and swimsuit-clad drinkers hugging and dancing close.

“No unpleasant worries at Lake Ozark,” tweeted Scott Pasmore, a KTVK-3TV anchor in Arizona.

It wasn’t just the pool area that seemed very crowded, the bar area overlooking it was also filled with revelers.

One participant said they did a good job.

“When we went up, my first words were ‘oh my gosh’ it was intense with security !! Social distancing was non-existent. But everyone liked it. It was a very carefree environment but security was heavy! ‘Jodi Akins told CNN.” They checked all our temps and had thousands of small bottles of hand sanitizer !! They did a great job with what they had to work with! ‘

Despite the expected reduced capacity, the area was generally expected to have one of the busiest weekends for the holiday this year.

“It’s supposed to be one of the biggest Memorial Day weekends we’ve seen by the lake here in years,” Bill Morgan, manager of Robins Resort in Lake of the Ozarks, told KTVI.

Aerial view of people lying in social distance circles in Dolores Park, San Francisco, in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak on Memorial Day weekend on Sunday

Aerial view of people lying in social distance circles in Dolores Park, San Francisco, in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak on Memorial Day weekend on Sunday

People lying in social distance circles at Dolores Park, San Francisco, California on Sunday

People lying in social distance circles at Dolores Park, San Francisco, California on Sunday

People enjoy the less restricted Ventura beach in California during Memorial Day weekend

People enjoy the less restricted Ventura beach in California during Memorial Day weekend

A local resident who filmed the action with his drone seemed to confirm that the prediction was correct.

“It definitely seems like more (traffic) than last year,” Adam Kirk said. “It seems that everyone has the same idea, to come to the lake to enjoy the summer, because you can social distance at the same time.”

St. Louis County plans to open pools in early June, but St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said what she saw in social media videos from the event was “deeply disturbing.”

“It is irresponsible and dangerous to get involved in such high risk behavior just to have fun during the long holiday weekend,” she said in a statement, reports KMOV.

“Now these people will go home to St. Louis and counties in Missouri and the Midwest and raise concerns about the potential of more positive cases, hospitalizations and tragic deaths. Deeply disturbing.”

The United States is about to surpass 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the next few days, while Europe has seen over 169,000 dead, according to a compilation by Johns Hopkins University. More than 5.4 million people worldwide have been infected and almost 345,000 have died.

Beachgoers relax in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on Saturday as hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country quarantined to enjoy the sun during Memorial Day weekend

Beachgoers relax in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on Saturday as hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country quarantined to enjoy the sun during Memorial Day weekend

In Missouri, there were nearly 12,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 681 related deaths on Sunday. In Osage County, there were five cases

In Missouri, there were nearly 12,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 681 related deaths on Sunday. In Osage County, there were five cases

The sheriff’s deputies and beach patrols tried to keep people away from others as they pulled up the rays on the sand and at parks and other recreational sites around the country.

On Georgia’s Tybee Island, the beach was filled with families, cyclists, beach chairs, games, swimmers and more. On a main stretch, people lined the sidewalk at Wet Willies, a chain bar selling frozen cocktails. Most were close to each other – not least 6 meters apart – and no one wore masks.

But at a nearby grocery store, staff handed customers gloves and a number to keep track of how many people were inside at a time. Shoppers wore their own masks.

California officials said most people covered their faces and kept their distance even as they ventured to beaches and parks. Many Southern California beaches were open only for swimming, running and other activities.

Boaters participate in the Make America Great Again parade on Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina

Boaters participate in the Make America Great Again parade on Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina

A Facebook post listing the event, which was scheduled to begin at the US Coast Guard station on the downtown Charleston battery and wind it up to the port, was hosted by OSR Marine, a marine supply store

A Facebook post listing the event, which was scheduled to begin at the US Coast Guard station on the downtown Charleston battery and wind it up to the port, was hosted by OSR Marine, a marine supply store

Sara Stewart in the foreground reading a book while away from the crowds visiting Baker Beach during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Sunday

Sara Stewart in the foreground reading a book while away from the crowds visiting Baker Beach during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Sunday

Visitors are set up in circles designed to prevent the spread of the corona virus by encouraging social distance in Dolores Park, San Francisco, Sunday

Visitors are set up in circles designed to prevent the spread of the corona virus by encouraging social distance in Dolores Park, San Francisco, Sunday

Visitors gather at the beach on Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Newport Beach, California, during the coronavirus outbreak

Visitors gather at the beach on Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Newport Beach, California, during the coronavirus outbreak

At New York’s Orchard Beach in the Bronx, the kids played with toys and people sat in folding chairs. Some wore winter coats on a cool and windy day, and many wore masks and sat down from others.

“Good to be outside. Fresh air. Just good to enjoy the outdoors,” says Danovan Clacken, whose face was covered.

At the talk shows on Sunday, Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, said she was “very concerned” about scenes of people crowded over the weekend.

“We really want to be clear all the time that social distance is absolutely critical. And if you can’t social distance and you’re out, you have to wear a mask,” she told ABC’s This Week.

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California.

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California.

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Vacation trainers go to Venice Beach on Memorial Day as the security restrictions for coronavirus continue to be relaxed in Los Angeles County and nationwide on May 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. County officials are backed by a holiday weekend that may again challenge residents' determination to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by sticking to restrictions on staying home, avoiding large gatherings, wearing face coverings and social distances when interacting with others. A growing heatwave also contributes to the temptation to gather on the beaches

Vacation trainers go to Venice Beach on Memorial Day as the security restrictions for coronavirus continue to be relaxed in Los Angeles County and nationwide on May 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. County officials are backed by a holiday weekend that may again challenge residents’ determination to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by sticking to restrictions on staying home, avoiding large gatherings, wearing face coverings and social distances when interacting with others. A growing heatwave also contributes to the temptation to gather on the beaches

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California, USA, May 24, 2020

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California.

Visitors practice on the beach during Memorial Day holiday weekend when Southern California sees a relaxation of restrictions that existed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Newport Beach, California.

A group of at least 15 people float on connected inflatables along the US River in the Sunrise Recreation Area near Rancho Cordova, California on Sunday

A group of at least 15 people float on connected inflatables along the US River in the Sunrise Recreation Area near Rancho Cordova, California on Sunday

A Sacramento County park ranger is issuing an alcohol citation to an American river visitor in the Sunrise Recreation Area near Rancho Cordova. Alcohol is prohibited along the shoreline of the river between Hazel and Watt avenues on Memorial Day weekend

A Sacramento County park ranger is issuing an alcohol citation to an American river visitor in the Sunrise Recreation Area near Rancho Cordova. Alkohol förbjuds längs strandlinjen av floden mellan Hazel och Watt avenyerna på Memorial Day helgen


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