In Downtown West Palm Beach on Friday night (tonight), there have been a series of shootings that's how responsible for a total of four people being hit by gunfire; and one of them is now deceased..
The West Palm Beach Police Department says that the crimes occurred at multiple locations.
The first of the shootings occurred right around 7:30 PM where both police and emergency medical responders were dispatched to the 500 block of Sapodilla Avenue, just north of the Palm Beach County courthouse.
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First responders say that there were at least two injuries at that location to which they were transported to nearby hospitals where those victims are expected to make a full recovery.
Around an hour after the first shooting West Palm Beach Police Spokesman David Lefont says officers were called to a neighborhood near North Sapodilla Avenue and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard to reports of a second shooting.
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Upon their arrival to that scene, one person was injured and another was pronounced dead right at the the scene, according to West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Brent Bloomfield.
The second shooting victim at that location was taken then to St. Mary’s Medical Center as a trauma patient for emergency surgery but is expected to survive..
The individual who died remains unidentified at this time until their family can be informed of the tragedy, according to Bloomfield.
There are no suspects and police are clueless as to who may have been responsible.
While police are unsure as to the motives behind the series of shootings they aren't ruling out a connection between the crimes.
If you or anyone you know has information on the suspects or about the victims involved in the crimes you're urged to contact the West Palm Beach Police Department immediately at (561) 822-1900 or to call CrimeStoppers at 800-458-TIPS (8477.)
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