Eli Green,18, shot in shoulder while texting outside Fort Pierce home

FORT PIERCE - Eli Green, 18, was shot in the shoulder while texting in front of his home on 3801 Avenue M, Fort Pierce on Saturday afternoon at around 4:45 pm.

According to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara, an unidentified person drove Green to the hospital before deputies arrived where he was treated and released. 

Official sources say the gunshot that hit Green traveled through his shoulder.

Sheriff Mascara is asking for public's help to find the assailant and said, "I am asking anyone with information to call 9-1-1 in St. Lucie County. If people wish to remain anonymous, they can call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 ('TIPS.'). A cash reward is available if the tip leads to an arrest."

According to authorities, witnesses at the scene say the gunman was a black man, dressed in black, who approached on foot and fired several shots.

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