Woman Goes on Shooting Spree Because of Eclipse

(BrightPress.org) – A woman claims God told her to go on a shooting spree in Florida during the eclipse on April 8th. Twenty-two-year-old Taylon Nichelle Celestine of Georgia left a Florida hotel on Monday and told staff God had instructed her to go on a shooting spree.

Celestine drove a purple Dodge Challenger westbound across the Florida panhandle on Interstate 10. After traveling about five miles Celestine allegedly fired several shots into a passing vehicle. The driver was grazed in the arm by the bullet and sprayed with broken glass. The driver was able to safely pull the vehicle to the shoulder of the road.

Celestine continued traveling west where she shot into another passing vehicle near mile-marker 107. The driver was struck in the neck and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Celestine continued west for approximately nine more miles where Florida State Troopers conducted a successful traffic stop. Celestine was arrested without incident.

Troopers searched the Dodge Challenger and recovered a 9mm handgun and an AR-15. Celestine was taken to the Holmes County Jail where she was charged with attempted murder, along with other charges involving the firearms. The Florida Highway Patrol did not confirm details about bail or legal representation.

An accidental shooting in Indiana also occurred during the eclipse. A 70-year-old woman was shot while standing on her front porch in North Salem at approximately 2:42 pm, several minutes before the eclipse reached totality in Hendricks County at 3:06 p.m. According to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s office, the victim originally thought she had been pecked on the arm by a bird, but then realized she had been shot.

During the investigation, detectives discovered a neighbor had been target shooting. The bullet came from a residence approximately 4400 feet away when a 25-year-old man shot into the backstop while shooting at a target.

No criminal charges are expected to be filed against the neighbor.

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