Investigators say man who shot 3 people on Sunday in Fort Pierce likely shot himself

Man shoots two, kills one

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara says the man who they believe shot 3 men Sunday morning, killing one, likely killed himself.

The shootings happened on Sunday morning within 30 minutes. The first shooting happened near the 800 block of Boston Avenue at about 10 a.m., where one man was shot near his mailbox.

The second shooting happened near 39th street and Avenue F where two men,Justin Rivera, 22, and Shane Patrick Streeter, 27, were shot at 10:30 a.m. Streeter was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims were transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute. Rivera remained in the hospital Sunday afternoon in stable condition, according to a St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office news release.

No information was available regarding the condition of the other victim.

Mascara said someone who lives near Angle Road and Avenue M called saying they saw a black truck that matched the description of the suspect vehicle from the morning shootings. They also saw someone deceased, leaning on the steering wheel with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Streeter's mother was hoping for answers from the suspect. Now, it may be harder for her to know why the man shot her son.

"We're really going to miss him," said Streeter's mother Brenda Colvin. Her husband delivered the hard news Sunday afternoon. "I could tell in his voice that something was really wrong. I thought maybe one of my granddaughters got hurt or something, but it wasn't. It was my son," said Colvin.

Streeters roommate tells us Streeter and their other roommate, Justin Rivera, were walking to the grocery store to get breakfast when they were both shot. She says Rivera is mentally challenged and that they would usually drive to the store. Sunday morning was out of the ordinary.

Colvin said Streeter didn't start trouble and loved his family. "He had a real kind heart and even if people didn't deserve his sympathy, he was still always sweet," said Colvin.

Now, she's  trying to grasp what happened.

Investigators say they were able to recover the suspects cellphone from the truck. They say they hope to get in touch with his family to see if anything unusual happened recently that may have changed his mindset.

Mascara said the first man shot near Boston Ave. will likely be paralyzed, but is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 in St. Lucie County or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-8477.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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