Man Shot Multiple Times In Melbourne Undergoes Emergency Surgery, Suspect On The Loose
By Space Coast Daily // March 4, 2017
Man Shot Near Delavana Apartments
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police are investigating a shooting incident that left a man injured with multiple gunshots Friday night near Delavana Apartments on 1420 Avocado Ave. in Melbourne, according to a release by police and Lt. Shawn Eising of the Melbourne Police Department.
Police say they received 911 calls at around 8:39 p.m. about the sound of gun shots being heard in the area.
A witness noticed a white male leaving the area on foot who appeared to have been shot, according to the witness. Another witness reported a bullet had entered the woman’s home through a window.
When officers arrived on scene, they located evidence of a shooting , but were unable to locate a victim at that time. As a result, a thorough search of the area was conducted utilizing a police K-9 and the Brevard County Sheriff Office’s aviation unit.
After about 30 minutes into the search, police received word the victim had walked nearly 2 miles to his home, according to police.
When police made contact with the victim, they identified a conscious white male in his mid-forties who appeared to have been shot several times in the abdomen.
“The man indicated he was taking a short cut through the apartments on his way home when a black male wearing a hooded jacket approached him and began shooting,” said Lt. Eising.
“The victim was unable to provide any further detail at the time and was transported to a local hospital where he received emergency surgery.”
Police do not have any more information on the suspect, at this time.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information are encouraged to contact the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 or Crime Line.
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ABOVE MAP: Melbourne Police are investigating a shooting incident that left a man injured with multiple gunshots Friday night near Delavana Apartments on 1420 Avocado Ave. in Melbourne, according to Lt. Shawn Eising of the Melbourne Police Department.