Two Wounded in Car-to-Car Shooting Near Stone Middle School in Melbourne

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police: shooting occurred about 4 p.m.

Rush hour traffic on East University Boulevard near Lipscomb Street just west of U.S. Highway 1 is experiencing delays as Melbourne Police officers investigate a shooting near Stone Middle School, located at 1101 E. University Boulevard.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police are investigating a Monday afternoon shooting that happened in the area of University Blvd. and Colbert Circle.

Police say two people were shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries after a gunman jumped out of a car and shot at the victims’ vehicle.

Melbourne Police say they responded to a report of shots fired around 3:59 p.m. when it was discovered that one of the vehicles involved in the shooting had pulled into Palm Bay Magnet High School.

When police arrived they found the two gunshot victims before rescue crews transported them to the hospital for treatment.

“Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined that the two victims were driving on University Blvd. when a second vehicle pulled alongside them,” said Sgt. John Chapman of the Melbourne Police Department.

“A gunman, known to the victims, exited his car and began firing a handgun into the victim’s vehicle. After being hit by some of the gunshots, the victims fled in their vehicle attempting to escape the shooter.”

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When the victims could not elude the suspect they pulled into Palm Bay Magnet High School, hoping to could find a place of safety to hide.

The suspect did not attempt to follow the victims into Palm Bay Magnet High School nor were any of the involved parties current students of the educational facility.

At this time, the identities of the victims is not known.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone who has witnessed or has information regarding this incident to contact Detective Higgins at 321-608-6467 or report anonymously by calling Crimeline at 1-800- 423-TIPS (8477).

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