Man shot twice, deputies searching for suspect

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Deputies are searching for a suspect after a 29-year-old man was shot twice Sunday in a mobile home park, officials said.

The shooting happened at 11:54 a.m. Sunday in the 4600 block of 54th Drive, Indian River County sheriff’s Cpt. Lonnie Rich said. Deputies found the wounded man not far from Jackie’s grocery store, sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Eric Flowers said.

The man was shot in his right clavicle and right forearm, Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Joe Kovaleski said.

The man was flown to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce with serious injuries, Kovaleski said.

Deputies believe the suspect fled the area in a vehicle. A motive for the shooting and a description of the suspect were not immediately available.

Deputies are at the scene speaking with witnesses and combing for evidence. Yellow crime scene tape roped off a dirt road along with a grassy area where the shooting occurred.

Several sheriff’s patrol vehicles, along with two crime scene vans, were still at the mobile home park about 2 p.m.

On social media, friends and family talked about the incident, saying the shooting may have been captured on video. Deputies, however, have not verified those claims.

Photos by Nick Samuel

This story will be updated. 

 

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