According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, there has been a shooting incident in unincorporated Melbourne Beach that resulted in one person being dead and another person injured.
The deputies received a 911 call around 6:30 p.m. reporting a male victim who was shot at Spessard Holland Park and was hospitalized in critical condition.
Meanwhile, as the deputies were responding, they encountered a vehicle on the Melbourne Causeway with occupants who flagged them down, and a person in the vehicle had been shot and was pronounced dead.
According to Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s Facebook post, the incident is believed to be gang-related and a truck fled the scene, but police were able to take two individuals into custody after stopping the vehicle.
The sheriff’s office’s homicide and crime scene units are currently investigating the shooting, and anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit or CRIMELINE.