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2 shot in vehicle outside downtown Marriott in West Palm Beach

Police say victims possibly involved in earlier argument
police at scene of Marriott shooting in downtown West Palm Beach, July 18, 2021
Posted at 12:31 PM, Jul 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-18 20:19:59-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Two people were shot in their vehicle early Sunday outside a downtown West Palm Beach hotel.

West Palm Beach police were called to an overnight shooting in the parking lot of the Marriott in the 1000 block of Okeechobee Boulevard.

Assistant Police Chief Tameca West said a vehicle occupied by two people was leaving the downtown area when someone inside another vehicle pulled up beside them and opened fire.

Both occupants of the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

car surrounded by police tape after shooting outside downtown Marriott in West Palm Beach, July 18, 2021
Police tape surrounds a car involved in a shooting outside the downtown Marriott, July 18, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

One of the victims was treated and released at the scene. The other was taken to a hospital for treatment.

West said the two victims were possibly involved in a verbal dispute earlier in the evening with others from downtown.

It is unknown if the two incidents are related.