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3 dead in shooting at Narcotics Anonymous meeting

Posted at 8:28 AM, Aug 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-09 08:28:14-04

EDGEWATER, Fla. — Three people are dead following a shooting and hostage situation at Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida, police said.

Officers responded to a report that a man was shot and a woman was being held hostage Monday night in Edgewater, which is near Daytona Beach.

The other people at the meeting were able to escape the offices of Be The Bridge, a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless and others get a fresh start in life.

Edgewater police said in a Facebook post that investigators believe it appeared to involve a domestic dispute.

Officers sought to make contact with the suspect to negotiate before a SWAT team breached the building and found the gunman and the two others dead inside, the post said.