3 shooting incidents Sunday in north Fort Pierce; 1 wounded

FORT PIERCE — Three shooting incidents Sunday in Lincoln Park neighborhoods left a 33-year-old man hospitalized with gunshot wounds to the neck and legs, according to police reports.

Otherwise there were no injuries. No arrests have been made and police can’t yet say whether the incidents are connected.

The gunfire started at 1:43 a.m. when police found a bleeding man face down on Avenue G near North 22nd Street.

Bystanders told police they didn’t see who shot the man, but a resident of a nearby home told of being inside and hearing several gunshots. When the person went outside, it appeared that a silver Chrysler was leaving the scene, according to police reports.

Investigators found several empty bullet casings at the intersection of Avenue G and North 22nd Street and near the injured man were several small packets of marijuana, the reports state.

He remains hospitalized in serious condition at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute.

Later, at 7:22 p.m. Sunday, an officer heard several gunshots as a large group of people left a field behind a home in the 500 block of North 31st Street. About 10 minutes earlier, sheriff’s deputies also heard gunfire in the same area.

Then at 7:42 p.m., someone fired on a small group of friends walking along North 23rd Street, the reports state.

No one was injured. One pedestrian told officers he was walking along when a male voice yelled out, saying “Who that is?”

Before he could answer, five bullets were fired. The friends ran off in different directions.

Police were called by a person who found one of the group hiding in buses by the C.A. Moore Elementary School.

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