Four people, including a 12-year-old, wounded in Fort Pierce apartment shooting

FORT PIERCE — Fort Pierce police are investigating a Sunday evening shooting in which a 12-year-old boy and three adults were wounded at the Madison Cay Apartments on North 29th Street, according to police and records released Monday.

The three adult shooting victims were taken to a local trauma center, while the boy was flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach. The boy told police he'd been shot in the leg and waist areas during the incident, which happened shortly before 9 p.m. at the apartments in the 1600 block of North 29th Street.

"We're still investigating the motive behind the crime as well as the crime itself," said Sgt. Dennis McWilliams , police spokesman.

Fort Pierce has remained homicide free in the first half of the year — the first time in at least three decades — though the same cannot be said for incidents involving gunfire and nonfatal shooting injuries.

A witness told police she saw a gray Volkswagen Jetta with four males approach from the property's northern end. The driver appeared to be heavy set and in his mid 30s.

"The passenger was seen sitting outside the passenger side window leaning on the roof of the car, wearing a white tee shirt firing a hand gun," a report states.

The passenger aimed toward the 400 building.

"Several shots were fired in that direction striking those in the crowd," a report states.

One officer attended to a 33-year-old woman in her apartment sitting on a couch. She'd been shot in the knee and breast areas.

The other victims were a woman, 18, and a man, 33.

McWilliams said police are trying to determine whether any of the four were specifically targeted.

McWilliams said the 18-year-old woman was treated and released. The injuries to the other three were not thought to be immediately life-threatening.

No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS or Fort Pierce police at 772-467-6800.

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