WEST PALM BEACH — Police have two people in custody in connection to reports of shots fired near the 45th Street Flea Market.
So far, police are not aware of anyone who was injured in the incident, said West Palm Beach Police Lt. Tony Kalil. He did not release the names of those in custody.
Police have recovered a car that three people used to flee the scene, said police spokesman Chase Scott. Police are searching for a third person reportedly involved in the incident, and have set up a perimeter.
The third person is believed to be armed, Scott said.
Kalil said the shots were fired at Beauty and Barber Shop, at 1706 45th St., near the flea market.
A white vehicle pulled into the parking lot and one or more people inside opened fire, he said.
Police pursued the vehicle, and took the two into custody at 43rd Street and Pinewood Avenue, Kalil said.
It is not yet known if a robbery took place, he said.
Jamar Battle, 24, who was standing in front of the flea market, said he saw a car pull into the parking lot. Someone inside opened the car window and started shooting in the direction of the barber shop, he said.
"They were driving away like quick, like trying to get away," he said.
Another witness, Jhery Brown, said she had gotten out of her car and was walking toward the barber shop when she saw a bullet-ridden red Acura. People were screaming, "duck!", she said.
"I am very shaken up," she said. "Everybody's lives were put in harm and danger."
A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office helicopter is involved in the search. Parts of Greenwood Avenue were closed.
Northmore Elementary School, at 4111 N. Terrace Dr., and Bak Middle School of the Arts, 1725 Echo Lake Blvd., were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.
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