UPDATE: Two Children Shot In Palm Bay Listed In Serious Condition, 13-Year-Old Suspect Arrested
By Space Coast Daily // May 20, 2018
Shooting occurred at the 1400 block of Rila St.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay Police have released more information on the shooting that seriously injured two children on Saturday.
The suspect has been identified as a 13-year-old boy.
The report says officers received a 911 call around 5:47 p.m. about a shooting that injured two people on the 1400 block of Rila St. SE in Palm Bay.
When officers arrived, they found the two children shot and transferred them immediately to a nearby hospitals for treatment.
“One of the victims was later transferred to Arnold Palmer Hospital,” according to a Palm Bay Police spokesperson.
“The victims are both listed in serious but stable condition.”
The suspect was located and taken into custody by police, shortly after officers arrived on scene.
Officers say they recovered a semi-automatic handgun that they believe was used to carry out the shooting.
The teen suspect has been charged with Attempted Murder, Occupied Burglary and Possession of a Firearm under 21. More charges could be forthcoming as the investigation progresses.
A motive for the shooting is still under investigation by investigators.
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ABOVE MAP: The report says officers received a 911 call around 5:47 p.m. about a shooting that injured two people on the 1400 block of Rila St. SE in Palm Bay.
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