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Three arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech

8 months 3 days 22 hours ago Friday, October 20 2017 Oct 20, 2017 October 20, 2017 10:48 AM October 20, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Gainesville Police Department Twitter

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Police say three men were arrested after a shot was fired at a group of people following the appearance of white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida.

The Gainesville Police Department said in a news release Friday that 28-year-old Tyler Tenbrink, 30-year-old William Fears and 28-year-old Colton Fears, all from Texas, were arrested on attempted homicide charges.

Police say the three were in a vehicle Thursday after Spencer's speech and began making Nazi salutes and shouting Hitler chants at a group of people at a bus stop.

Police say Tenbrink showed a handgun while the Fears brothers encouraged him to shoot.

He fired a single shot, police say, missing the group and striking a nearby building.

Police say two of the three have connections to "extremist groups."

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