BOYNTON BEACH, FL -- The search continues for two suspects involved in an overnight shooting in Boynton Beach. It happened early this morning at 2071 northwest 2nd Street where nearby residents were rattled out of bed by a hail of gunfire.
"Scared, pretty scared," says one woman who did not want to be identified.
Bullets sprayed the entire front yard of this home. Cynthia Whilby's 22 year old daughter is renting the house and was inside at the time of the shooting with her 3 year old and four others.
"Innocent people couldn't gotten killed," says Whilby.
According to Boynton Beach Police two men were standing outside when another man dressed in all black approached and opened fire with what the victim describes as an AK-47 assault rifle.
Someone returned fire with a 9 millimeter which police came with a concealed weapons permit. Authorities believe this was an attempted robbery and they now have two suspects on their hands both who got away.
"It's unfortunate and it's really bad what's going on, there are kids in the area," says one neighbor.
The victim was struck in the left leg and right arm and was taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The Sheriff's Office Eagle Chopper was up all morning circling while detectives on the ground scoured the area all hoping for clues that will help them close the case.
BOYNTON BEACH, FL--An unidentified man in his early 20s is hospitalized after being wounded by gunfire at about 2:30 this morning.
The man told Boynton Beach investigators that he was standing in front of a home at 2071 NW 2nd St. when another man, dressed in all black, came out of the backyard and opened fire with an AK-47.
The victim was shot in the left leg and right arm and taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.
Boynton Beach Police spokesperson Stephanie Slater did not say if investigators had any suspects or leads in the case.
Police found three cars in the driveway of the home with several bullet holes. There were also numerous shell casings on the ground.
By 5 a.m., investigators were still at the scene.
No one else was injured.
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