80-year-old Boynton Beach man shot in leg while walking dog

Police looking for suspects

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - An 80-year-old man is home, nursing a gunshot wound after being shot early Tuesday morning while walking his dogs.

Boynton Beach police said the shooting happened on Orange Drive near North Palm Drive at about 12:15 a.m.

Ray Perez said he typically takes one of his four dogs out for a walk at 11:30 or midnight. While he was walking in front of his house Tuesday morning, he said he saw a car pulling out of the driveway of an abandoned house. He told police someone in the car shot him.

Perez, who is 80, can't sit still; even if the doctors tell him to stay off his leg. A bandage covers the spots where a bullet went in and out of his left calf. The pain is still fresh in his mind.

"Oh yeah, I went down. It hurt," he said.

While he was walking his dog, a car pulled away from the empty house next door.

"He went that way, came back again; I was standing at the gate, and he shot me two times," Perez remembered.

Only one bullet hit him. His wife called 911. Panic and fear took over. "I was scared because I didn't know why they shot me," said Perez.

The police activity caught the attention of Manny Rivera. He lives across the street.

"It's shocking, it's actually scary," he told us. "I have a son and kids in the house."

He didn't see much, but a surveillance camera on his property caught an image of the suspects driving away in a light colored minivan or SUV.

Boynton Beach detectives are still looking for the suspects. If you have any information, call Palm Beach County  Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS

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