VERO BEACH, Fla. - At least five people, including a teenager, have been hospitalized after a shooting in Indian River County Sunday night, according to Thomas Raulen, spokesman for the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.
The shootings happened around 8:20 p.m. near Smith Grocery Store in the 3200 block of 45th Street, in an area that was the scene of a shooting on Saturday night.
Three adults and one teenager, ages unknown, were rushed to Indian River Medical Center with gunshot wounds.
At least one of them was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital, Raulen said. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time.
Raulen said that at least three of the victims were transported to the emergency room by a private vehicle.
In addition, an infant who was reportedly struck by glass as a result of the shooting, is also being treated in the Emergency Room, Raulen said.
Detectives, deputies and crime scene units were still on the scene Monday morning trying to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting.
Police believe six people got into a scuffle on the street. They tussled, then someone pulled a gun and started shooting, which in turn led to others firing their guns.
Witnesses say at least two of the suspects ran north up streets after the shooting.
Police cordoned off a five-block area around the scene and scooped up shell casings scattered on the ground.
Police say they will look into whether Sunday’s incident is related to a Saturday shooting in Gifford.
The atypically violent weekend in the Vero Beach area began with a homicide.
John Ross, 29, of Vero Beach, was fatally shot early Saturday at his brother’s home in the 1900 block of 38th Lane. He was pronounced dead at Indian River Medical Center.
Police said they didn’t know whether Ross was living with his brother.
The victim’s brother, Scott Collins, 24, was charged with possession of cocaine after police found a gram of the drug in his bedroom.
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers contributed to this report.
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