UPDATE: Police Identify Victims of Shooting During Easter Celebration Sunday Night In Melbourne
By Space Coast Daily // April 17, 2017
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department has released the identity of the victims and their condition of the shooting that occurred Sunday night at about 7:40 p.m. at Lipscomb Street Park during an Easter celebration.
• Tyesha Robinson, 27, of Palm Bay. Injury: Left arm – non-life threatening.
• Ladrevious Pollard-Robertson, 24, of Melbourne. Injury: Right leg – non-life threatening.
• Clinton Bryant, 17, of Melbourne. Injury: Right arm – non-life threatening.
“Police are still working diligently to resolve some outstanding elements of the investigation,” said Melbourne Police Commander Sean Riordan.
“The lack of witnesses coming forward or providing information is very little. There was approximately 1,000 people in attendance, so police expect more witnesses coming forward today.”
According to Melbourne Police Commander Heath Sanders, the celebration had several hundred attendees when two black males got out of an unknown type car and started shooting into the crowd.
Multiple shots were fired, and two adults and one 17-year-old male were shot.
The victims were taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
Melbourne police is encouraging anyone with information to call the MPD crime hotline at 321-608-TIPS (8477), or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). In either event, callers can remain anonymous.
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