Melbourne Shooting Injures Man and Woman at Portofino Villa Apartments

Shooting at Portofino Villa Apartments in Melbourne, Florida.
Shooting at Portofino Villa Apartments in Melbourne, Florida.

MELBOURNE, Florida – Melbourne Police are looking for three suspects responsible for gunshots fired Tuesday night at around 8:30 p.m. near the Portofino Villa Apartment.

Police say a male and female suffered gunshot wounds. Authorities don’t know if the two victims were a target, or if it was an attempted robbery.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located two victims.

Witnesses told police that there were three suspects that fired the shots and fled the scene on foot.

Initial officers secured the area and attended to the victim’s injuries. A second team of officers conducted a search for the three suspects.

The two victims were transported to a local hospital.

The investigation is ongoing, and the suspects are still at large.

Anyone with information are encouraged to contact the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Stay tuned for updates.

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