VERO BEACH — A 29-year-old Vero Beach man was killed early Saturday morning after he was shot at a home in the 1900 block of 38th Lane, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.
John Ross was taken by ambulance to Indian River Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
In a prepared release, Sheriff's Office officials said the shooting occurred about 1:20 a.m. The report, released after 7 p.m., said he was shot at least once, but "the number of injuries and their locations" were not available Saturday night.
The victim's brother, Scott Collins, 24, who lives at the home where Ross was shot, was interviewed by Sheriff's Office detectives and later charged with possession of cocaine after a search warrant at his residence revealed a small plastic bag with approximately 1 gram of cocaine in it, was found in his bedroom.
"Collins is considered a person of interest in the shooting death of his brother but as of today, he has not been charged with anything other than the ... drug offense," the release said.
Sheriff's officials said Ross lived at the home in the past but it's unclear if he was living there at the time of the shooting.
A gun was recovered from the scene but a forensic examination is needed to determine if it was used to shoot Ross, officials said.
An investigation is ongoing. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Sheriff's deputies also responded to a shooting about 5:50 p.m. Saturday near the 3400 block of 45th Street in Vero Beach.
Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Thom Raulen said the man was taken to Indian River Medical Center by private vehicle then flown by helicopter to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute. Details on his injuries or their severity were not available Saturday night.
Detectives and crime scene investigators were still at the scene late Saturday and believe the man was in the yard of a home near the corner of 34th Court and 45th Street when he was shot. Detectives have found the vehicle believed to have been used to take the man to the hospital and are interviewing potential witnesses, Raulen said.
Raulen said investigators do not believe at this time the two shootings are related.
Additional information on the second shooting was not available Saturday evening.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.