A gunman fired several shots at a pair of police officers, hitting one, and held two hostages for nearly nine hours - but all came away from the standoff without serious injuries.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - St. Lucie County Sheriff's deputies are investigating two overnight shootings in Fort Pierce, according to Mark Weinberg, spokesman for the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.
Both incidents happened in the northern-St. Lucie County Sheraton Plaza neighborhood, says Weinberg.
The first incident happened shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday in the 2900 block of Kingsley Drive.
According to Weinberg, two men and a woman were standing in the driveway when two vehicles drove by and started firing gunshots at them.
All three victims sustained non life-threatening injuries and were treated at a local hospital, confirms Weinberg.
The second incident happened about a mile away in the 2400 block of North 42nd Street, around 1:45 a.m. Sunday.
Weinberg says a resident in the area reported hearing four gunshots but didn't see anything.
Detectives responded and determined the home and a 1996 silver Mercury Grand Marquis were hit by gunfire.
No injures were reported.
Detectives say the two shootings are not related.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 (TIPS).