The only thing I can sy to OP- you are in the wrong state if this stuff is so surprising to you. I lived in south Florida almost my entire life. It was bad when I was a teenager and just got worse. Yes, this is a terrible tragedy. A grusome reality check. But walk into any night club in Ft Lauderdale or south Beach, someone in that club is on drugs, usually quite a few people.
It is horrible to believe that you become numb to this type of thing, and I guess you truly don't, but I have learned to take it all with a grain of salt. Florida is a $#~! Hole. I moved away from the madness. Do drugs exist elsewhere? Absolutely, but not nearly like they did in florida. OT but the one thing that amazed me between FL and NC was just from watching the news. Florida was murder after murder, rape, assults, car jackings- there wasn't even time on the local news to go over anything 'good' happening in the area.
Or if there was some type of festival, the headline would read "Festival to support artists leaves 2 dead and 1 fighting for their lives." "School bully taught a lesson, went back and pulled a gun on his classmate." In NC you hear about the robbery, and the kidnapping, and the fires. Murders are not 5 headlines a night. They have time to go over the positive things going on in the metro area." What goes on in florida sucks. Its sick, its sad, but it is not as prevalent everywhere. Do yourself and your health a favor, leave that crazy place and find something more suitable for you.