Jarvis Gaskin arrested in connection with a birthday party shooting, sheriff's office says

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Authorities have arrested a suspect in a recent Vero Beach birthday party shooting that injured three teens.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office tweeted that Jarvis Gaskin was arrested in Fort Pierce and en-route to the sheriff's office.

According to investigators, Gaskin shot  three teens Aug. 24 while at a 17-year-old's birthday party in the 900 block of 34th Ave. SW.

Witnesses told authorities, Gaskin was seen dancing with a gun in his hand by the host of the party.  When the guests were asked to leave, Gaskin became angry and shot into the house, striking three teens, according to investigators.

Two teens ages 18 and 19 suffered superficial wounds and were treated and released from Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

The third victim, 17 was initially in serious condition after surgery.

Gaskin was wanted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of attempted second degree murder, discharging a firearm causing great bodily harm and shooting a deadly missile.

 

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