Moran’s passengers out of hospital; Cape shooting spree victim memorialized

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The passengers who were in the car with a man alleged to have killed two in a shooting spree on June 5 in Cape Coral have been released from the hospital.

Maria Rodriguez, whom neighbors say was the live-in girlfriend of alleged shooter Christopher Moran, and Moran’s 14-month-old son were hospitalized with injuries they sustained during the shootout with police that left Moran dead. Rodriguez was said to be in serious but stable condition, but the condition of the baby had been unknown.

A memorial took place Thursday for Jeremy C. Taylor, one of two Moran is alleged to have killed. Several lined the intersection of Skyline Boulevard and Veterans Parkway in Cape as Taylor’s funeral procession passed by.

Most who turned up said they didn’t know Taylor but simply wanted to pay their respects after hearing about the highly publicized shootings. Taylor was on a motorcycle when he was gunned down, and some who turned out Thursday are also bikers.

“I felt like I had to be here for a reason, to show support, to let everybody know that we will stand together, no matter what the situation may be,” said Zach Motal, one of the bikers who showed up. “This has got to be super-hard for his family to go through and deal with the consequences of the actions of this man. It’s horrible.”

The investigation into the shootings continues, Cape Coral police say.

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