9 shot, 4 dead in 10 days: Daytona Beach police hold community meeting

John Phillips, 19, slain in apparent argument over woman

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Beach police will hold a meeting with community members Monday to discuss a recent string of shootings in the city.

The gathering comes after John Phillips, 19, was killed Sunday in a shooting on a basketball court at Derbyshire Park.

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One person was detained and questioned, but it’s unclear if any arrests have been made.

“According to witnesses, there was no argument and there was no fight that preceded the shots being fired,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said.

According to investigators, the shooting may have been connected to an argument over a woman.

“What we’re being told right now is that this one, again, is possibly a dispute over a female,” Young said. “A relationship gone sour and a female. This is the second or third one of this nature.”

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