- Dylan Lyons, a 24-year-old reporter, was shot and killed while on assignment in Pine Hills, Florida.
- Jesse Walden, a News 13 photographer, was also shot and remains in critical condition.
- The community has rallied to support Dylan Lyons’ family, who have set up a GoFundMe page to cover funeral expenses.
Orlando and the entire United States were mourning the murder of reporter Dylan Lyons when he was shot last Wednesday afternoon while on assignment at the scene of a shooting in Pine Hills, Florida.
Lyons later died in the hospital from his wounds. “This shouldn’t happen. I have no words. I only ask for prayers, light, and love for his memory and family,” said Paula Rodriguez, a reporter, and producer for Telemundo in Florida.
Reporter Dylan Lyons is shot and killed while covering a shooting
Jesse Walden, a News 13 photographer, was also shot. He remains in critical condition in the hospital but is responsive, local media has learned. Orange County deputies said the 19-year-old suspect, Keith Melvin Moses, also shot a mother and her 9-year-old daughter, as well as a 20-year-old woman.
The little girl and the 20-year-old died. The young woman’s mother is in critical condition. According to Spectrum News 13, Lyons graduated from the University of Central Florida. He joined the news station mentioned above in July 2022.
The brave reporter was only 24 years old
The brave reporter was just 24 years old, indicates a GoFundMe page set up by his family to receive support and cover the funeral and some subsequent expenses that may be incurred in the wake of his tragic passing.
“Following the shooting death of one of our colleagues and the wounding of another, Spectrum News 13 has now identified the reporter who lost his life as Dylan Lyons,” the Orlando news station wrote Thursday morning.
His fiancée and relatives are asking for support to cover his funeral expenses
In a heartbreaking Twitter post, Casey Lynn, who identified herself as Lyons’ fiancée, wrote: “The love of my life was murdered.” “I will never be the same person again,” she said, sharing a page created by Lyons’ family to help cover the costs of his funeral.
On the GoFundMe created by Lyons’ loved ones, the organizer, who identifies herself as his older sister, Rachel Lyons, says the journalist was an “acting father to his niece and nephew whom he loved so much.” “He loved his fiancée and was a devoted son to his mother and father,” Rachel Lyons wrote.