Brevard County Sheriff Investigates Fatal Shooting at Park in Melbourne Beach
Brevard County, Florida – 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.
At approximately 6:30 p.m., law enforcement was notified via 911 of a person being shot at Spessard Holland Park. The male victim was found and taken to the hospital, where he is now in a stable state.
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.
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.
Those with knowledge of the incident are urged to contact Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
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. In an effort to stay mobile, police have increased the use of golf carts and ATVs to patrol the region. Witnesses reported that police officers descended on the area after the initial gunshot was discharged.
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. A purse, money, and a Rolex watch were stolen by the thief. The woman from Holland stated that the man was aware of her name, making her think that they had been arranged to meet.
On Twitter, Miami Beach Police said they collected three firearms from the scene at Ocean Drive and 7th, according WFOR in Miami.
No comment was provided by the Miami Beach Police Department in response to a Fox News Digital request by the time of publication.
Detectives said they’re still investigation what led up to the shooting and no arrests have been made. Interviews and evidence accumulated to this point suggest that this was an intentional strike and there is no menace to the general population. Additional details will be given when they become obtainable.
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