Journalist, 9-year-old killed in Central Florida shooting

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An Orlando journalist and a 9-year-old girl were killed in a shooting in Central Florida. 

According to Orange County Sheriff John Mina, deputies were called to a shooting on Hialeah Street around 11 a.m. 

Officers said a woman in her 20s was shot and later died from her injuries. 

After investigators left the scene, a news crew was parked outside the home to cover the homicide. 

Mina said a man, identified as Keith Moses, 19, walked up to the news vehicle and shot two people from News 13. The shooting killed one and severely injured another. 

Moses then walked to a home on Harrington Drive and entered a home, where he shot a mother and her 9-year-old child. According to the sheriff, the 9-year-old died from her injuries while the mother is in critical condition. 

The motive for the crimes remains unclear. 

Mina said the two shootings are connected and that Moses is the prime suspect in both cases. It was also revealed that Moses has a lengthy criminal history. 

“No one in our community – not a mother, not a 9-year-old and certainly not a news professional should become the victim of gun violence in our community,” Mina said.

Moses is in custody and charges are pending.

“This is a sad day for our community,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook. “Three people murdered by the acts of one criminal. We are grieving with our media partners at News 13 – and with our whole community tonight.”


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.