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

On Easter Sunday, a shooting occurred outside a sports bar in St. Petersburg that left four individuals injured. The victims, who were not associated with the assailants, are expected to recover from their injuries. The Young Gangsters (YGs), also known as the “Young Gangsters” group, are believed to be responsible for the incident.

Police Chief Anthony Holloway revealed during a press conference that three suspects have been arrested in connection to the shooting: Kevontre Wesby, Keith Wesby, and Christopher Atkins. These suspects were found in Manatee County, and two more are expected to be arrested in the future. Chief Holloway stated that over 60 shell casings were recovered from the scene of the incident.

The YGs have close ties with rapper Rodarius Green, also known as “Rod Wave.” The group is registered under his name and has been linked to past shooting and drug trafficking investigations dating back to March 2022. Significant evidence was discovered during these investigations, including firearms, ammunition, cash amounting to over $10,000, and jewelry.

Chief Holloway emphasized that the victims had no prior acquaintance with the assailants and happened to be in the vicinity at the wrong time. The shooting incident also resulted in damage to six vehicles. The three suspects apprehended so far are facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, with Kevontre Wesby facing additional charges of possessing a concealed firearm and being in possession of a firearm while being a delinquent.

By Samantha Johnson

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