It’s been nearly 72 hours since a man and a little boy died when someone opened fire on a car at a Riviera Beach apartment complex. The victims: 24-year-old Amir Stepherson and his girlfriend’s son, Martavious Carn. He was just 3-years old.
Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters says that police are aggressively following up on every lead.
“I’m very disturbed about it,” said Masters. “I’ve had sleepless nights, especially when you're talking about a 3-year-old. I’m telling you it kept me up.”
Tips are pouring in because one of the victims is so young and the community wants closure.
Masters said that he believes the entire community is praying for the families.
“I don't believe there's not one person in this community that's not mourning the loss,” said Masters, who wants to see stricter gun control laws.
Police say the killer or killer’s targeted Stepherson. The child’s mother was inside the car when shots were fired. She was not hurt.
The mayor said he’s planning a town hall meeting for the Mystic Woods community. One issue he wants to address is security at the complex.
“We’ll talk about living there, we’ll talk about where do we go from here,” said Masters.
Police tell me they hope they’re close to an arrest. The mayor has this to say to whoever’s responsible for tragically cutting short two lives.
“Whoever did this, whoever you ought to just turn yourself in, your conscious ought to be bothering you,” said Masters. “So, how do you sleep at night?”
The mayor plans to hold a news conference tomorrow about this case.
Police say if you know anything about the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting to please call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.