'Wrong to release' tourist shooting accused Shawn Tyson

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Authorities in Florida have said they were wrong to release a 16-year-old boy hours before he allegedly shot and killed two British holidaymakers.

Shawn Tyson was arrested on suspicion of shooting dead British tourists James Cooper and James Kouzaris in the city of Sarasota on 16 April.

The day before, the 16-year-old was released from custody by a judge over a separate shooting on 7 April in which no-one was hurt.

Court records show that another judge previously advised that Shawn Tyson was a danger to the public and should not be freed.

The Mayor of Sarasota, Kelly Kirschener, said the city's prosecutors would never let anything similar happen again.

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