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PBSO: Clerk shot and killed in Lake Worth Beach

Posted at 7:45 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 12:33:27-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla.  — UPDATE: The victim of the shooting has been identified as Jorge Vargas, 39.


The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a homicide that happened Wednesday evening in Lake Worth Beach.

The incident happened at 5:40 p.m. when deputies say PBSO Dispatch received a 911 hang up call from a Lake Avenue business.

Deputies arrived at the location in the 1500 block of Lake Ave and located a male clerk shot. Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the man dead.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are on scene to investigate further.

No suspect or motive is known at this time.

PBSO asks anyone who have been in the area and witnessed, or may have information about this crime, to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.