Brevard County Sheriff Investigates Fatal Shooting at Park in Melbourne Beach

Brevard County, Florida[0] – The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that killed one person and left another in critical condition during a party at a park in unincorporated Melbourne Beach.[1]

At approximately 6:30 p.m., law enforcement was notified via 911 of a person being shot at Spessard Holland Park.[2] The male victim was found and taken to the hospital, where he is now in a stable state.[2]

The Homicide and Crime Scene Units are currently conducting interviews with possible witnesses and gathering evidence in order to learn more about the incident that occurred.[3]

Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County stated in a Facebook video filmed at the park on Saturday night that, based on the current investigation, all the activity is gang-related.[4]

Those with knowledge of the incident are urged to contact Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.[5]

On the first night of Miami Beach's spring break, the crowds were notably smaller than usual, dispersing shortly before the midnight curfew and completely clearing out afterwards.[6] In an effort to stay mobile, police have increased the use of golf carts and ATVs to patrol the region.[6] Witnesses reported that police officers descended on the area after the initial gunshot was discharged.[7]

While on vacation in Miami during spring break, two women were held up at gunpoint while they were stopped in their vehicle outside a condominium building.[7] A purse, money, and a Rolex watch were stolen by the thief.[7] The woman from Holland stated that the man was aware of her name, making her think that they had been arranged to meet.[7]

On Twitter, Miami Beach Police said they collected three firearms from the scene at Ocean Drive and 7th, according WFOR in Miami.[8]

No comment was provided by the Miami Beach Police Department in response to a Fox News Digital request by the time of publication.[7]

Detectives said they’re still investigation what led up to the shooting and no arrests have been made.[9] Interviews and evidence accumulated to this point suggest that this was an intentional strike and there is no menace to the general population.[1] Additional details will be given when they become obtainable.[1]

0. “1 person killed, another in critical condition after shooting near Brevard County park” WFTV Orlando, 12 Mar. 2023,

1. “UPDATE: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey Provides Details of Double Shooting at Spessard Holland Park”, 12 Mar. 2023,

2. “‘This activity is all gang-related:' 1 dead, 1 critically injured after shooting in Brevard County, deputies say” WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando, 12 Mar. 2023,

3. “Deputies: 1 dead, 1 critically injured in Brevard County shooting” WESH 2 Orlando, 13 Mar. 2023,

4. “1 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Brevard beachside park” Yahoo! Voices, 12 Mar. 2023,

5. “1 Dead, Suspect in Custody in South Beach Shooting as Spring Break Crowds Scatter” NBC 6 South Florida, 18 Mar. 2023,

6. “Miami Beach spring break shooting leaves 1 dead, sends crowd scrambling” Yahoo News, 18 Mar. 2023,

7. “Miami Beach spring break shooting leaves 1 dead, sends crowd scrambling” Fox News, 18 Mar. 2023,

8. “Miami Beach police investigate fatal shooting on Ocean Drive” CBS Miami, 18 Mar. 2023,

9. “1 dead, 1 critically wounded in Miami Beach shooting as spring break crowds run for safety” New York Daily News, 18 Mar. 2023,