Journalist and 9-year-old girl killed near crime scene

A reporter named Dylan Lyons, 24, and a 9-year-old girl named T’yonna Major were tragically killed in a senseless act of violence on Wednesday afternoon.

Four people were shot in the course of a murder

The situation unfolded in Orlando, Florida and it took place when Lyons and spectrum news 13 Photojournalist Jesse Walden was at the scene of a previous murder that Orlando Sentinel reports.

At around 4 p.m., the gunman, who is also reportedly suspected of the first murder, opened fire on the journalists. After shooting Lyons and Walden, the gunman also shot T’yonna Major and her mother.

Major and Lyons ultimately did not survive, and the other two victims are being treated for their injuries.

Shortly after the tragedy, Orange County authorities arrested a 19-year-old suspect named Keith Melvin Moses.

People honor Dylan Lyons: “He was kidnapped too soon”

Following the tragic news, various people took to social media to remember Dylan Lyons.

while on air, spectrum news 13 Reporter Celeste Springer spoke about the tragedy and implored viewers to “please say a prayer for each victim of gun violence.” She also spoke about how the ordeal was “extremely devastating.”

“This is extremely devastating for all of us but I am proud to have such a great team supporting us all… Please please say a prayer tonight for our colleague who is in critical condition. And while you’re at it, please say a prayer for each victim of gun violence.”

The channel took a moment to acknowledge and reflect on the career of Lyons, a Philadelphia native who moved to the Sunshine State to attend the University of Central Florida.

There is also a GoFundMe which was started by Dylan’s sister Rachel Lyons and shared again by his fiancΓ©. The fundraiser’s description describes Dylan as “an acting father to his niece and nephew” who was also “a devoted son to his mother and father.” At the end his sister notes: “[Dylan] was our baby. He was taken from us too soon.”

We send our prayers to the surviving victims and our condolences to the families of the victims of this tragedy. Journalist and 9-year-old girl killed near crime scene

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