Woman goes on shooting spree inspired by solar eclipse

ORLANDO, FL – In a baffling incident in Florida on Monday, authorities arrested a woman from Georgia who reportedly instigated a shooting frenzy claiming it was directed by “God” during the solar eclipse. The alleged shooter, identified as 22-year-old Taylon Nichelle Celestine from Georgia, was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol. Celestine is being charged with attempted murder, improper discharge of a weapon, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

According to the police, the troopers were dispatched in response to an active shooter report in Holmes County. The subsequent investigation revealed that Celestine, after checking out of a local hotel, told the hotel staff about her impending shooting spree which she claimed was ordained by “God” and apparently linked to Monday’s solar eclipse.

Celebrating allegedly embarked on her violent spree in a purple Dodge Challenger with Georgia license plates, entering onto Interstate 10 at the 112-mile marker traveling westbound. Police records indicate that within five miles of joining the interstate, Celestine allegedly began her shooting, targeting another vehicle multiple times.

The driver of the targeted vehicle sustained minor injuries due to shattered glass and a bullet grazing their arm, but managed to pull over onto the shoulder of the interstate. Undeterred by the incident, Celestine allegedly continued shooting at other vehicles, hitting another driver in the neck near the 107-mile marker. The wounded driver was promptly transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Almost nine miles ahead, traffic troopers managed to stop Celestine and arrested her without further incident. Upon searching the alleged shooter’s vehicle, officers reportedly found an AR-15 and a 9mm handgun. Celestine was subsequently held at the Holmes County Jail, where she was booked on multiple charges including attempted murder.