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Posted on: January 17, 2023

City of Fort Pierce Statement Concerning MLK Event Incident


News Release #4-23
City of Fort Pierce
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Contact: Joe Sweat, Communications Specialist  
772.467.3031 |

City of Fort Pierce Statement Concerning MLK Event Incident

The City of Fort Pierce extends its thoughts and prayers to the families that were impacted by the shooting incident which took place during an event at Lincoln Park Regional Park at 1306 Avenue M on Monday afternoon. Tragically, this incident occurred on a day when our community gathered to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who dedicated his life to peacefully advancing human rights and equality.


The Fort Pierce Police Department, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, and St. Lucie County Fire District responded immediately by securing the site and providing assistance to the injured. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation and the City of Fort Pierce Police Department shall continue to assist our partners at the Sheriff’s Office in any way possible to help bring closure to this unfortunate situation.


The City of Fort Pierce is dedicated to the safety of our citizens and our mission to provide a safe environment for all.  Those with information related to this incident should contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477.


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