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Person shot in child pickup line at Brevard Elementary School

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UDPATE FROM SHERIFF IVEY 4:15pm:

Currently our agency is conducting a death investigation, after receiving information that an adult male subject had been allegedly shot, accidentally, inside a vehicle near a local elementary school.

First and foremost, I want to reassure our citizens and especially our parents, that this was an isolated incident that was completely contained inside a vehicle, and while the occupants were in fact headed to the nearby school to pick up their grandchild, they were not at the school or on school property when the incident occurred!! Even with that, and thanks to our incredible security partnership with Brevard Public Schools, security protocols were immediately initiated at the nearby school and the campus was quickly locked down until Deputies could arrive on scene and subsequently give an all clear once the scene was secured.

The investigation started after Deputies responded to the area of Balfern Street in Port St John, at approximately 1:20 p.m. after our Communications Center received a call advising that an adult male had been shot in a vehicle when a firearm accidentally discharged. Once on scene, Deputies immediatey secured the area and located the male victim who was pronounced deceased as the result of what appears to be a gunshot wound. Agents from our Homicide and Crime Scene Units have responded to the area and are in the process of interviewing potential witnesses while also collecting evidence to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available and anyone who may have additional information about this investigation is asked to please contact Agent Samantha Grimes of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (321) 633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

As the investigation continues, I want to commend our BCSO Communications Center, our Deputies, and of course, our School Administrators and Teachers for how they responded to this critical incident and took every precaution to make certain that our school campus and students were safe from any potential harm!!

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Original Post

Brevard county sheriffs are investigating a shooting in the parent pick up line at Challenger Seven Elementary school in Port St. John.

According to officials, when deputies arrived, they found a person accidentally shot while in their vehicle.

This shooting occurred as students were being dismissed from their classes. Brevard county Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. No information is available on the status of the victim.

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