Several individuals taken into custody following shooting incident outside St. Petersburg sports bar on Easter Sunday

In St. Petersburg, Police Chief Anthony Holloway announced multiple arrests in connection to a shooting that left four individuals injured outside a sports bar on Easter Sunday. The victims are linked to rapper Rodarius Green, also known as “Rod Wave.” Three suspects have been arrested, with two more expected to be charged following the incident that occurred last weekend.

During a press conference, Holloway revealed that Kevontre Wesby, Keith Wesby, and Christopher Atkins were found in Manatee County. The remaining two suspects have not yet been identified. The shooting took place on Easter Sunday when individuals associated with the “Young Gangsters” group (YGs) fired shots into a crowd outside the Sonic Sports Bar and Lounge. Over 60 shell casings were recovered from the scene.

The Young Gangsters have close affiliations with Rodarius Green and reside in properties registered under his name. The arrests were made following searches of two of these residences, with significant evidence such as firearms, ammunition, cash amounting to over $10,000, and jewelry discovered during the investigation. Fortunate for all four victims who are expected to recover from their injuries; they had no prior acquaintance with the assailants and happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately, the shooting resulted in damage to six vehicles.

Chief Holloway stressed that this incident was a reminder of how dangerous it can be when people engage in illegal activities such as drug trafficking and violent crimes. He encouraged residents of St. Petersburg to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behavior or activity they witness.

By Riley Johnson

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