Boynton Beach police have indentified a suspect vehicle used in a shooting this week

80-year-old man recovering from wounds

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Boynton Beach police say they are looking for a light or possible white-colored SUV in connection with an early morning shooting Tuesday.

 An 80-year-old man was shot, according to police, while walking his dogs.

They 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 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.


Video was obtained from a nearby surveillance camera. The video shows a “grainy” image of a SUV or mini-van leaving the abandoned house where the vehicle was seen parked. The investigation is ongoing.  Updates will be forthcoming should there be any further information to provide.

If anyone recognizes the vehicle or has information, please call Det. Jonathan Vargas at 561‐742‐6144 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800‐458‐TIPS.