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Fatal shooting investigated in West Palm Beach

Gunman fled scene in car, police say
West Palm Beach homicide, April 13, 2022
West Palm Beach homicide, April 13, 2022
Posted at 1:22 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 18:22:32-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — One person was killed in a shooting Wednesday morning in West Palm Beach.

Police said the shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. in the 1300 block of Eighth Street.

Chopper 5 flew over the area and spotted a heavy police presence with crime tape and multiple officers at the scene.

West Palm Beach homicide, April 13, 2022
Chopper 5 flies over the scene of a deadly shooting in West Palm Beach on April 13, 2022.

Investigators said the gunman fled the location in a car after the shooting. However, the police have not given a description of the vehicle.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Police also went door-to-door asking residents to share any information or surveillance video that could lead to an arrest.

No others details were immediately available.

The city of West Palm Beach has experienced multiple homicides this month, including three killings within the span of 12 hours, and the deadly shooting of a 1-year-old boy last week.

The gun violence is prompting calls for peace in the community.

"This is a time where we should be connecting together. We should be joining forces together," said Pastor Gewanda Parker of Trinity United Methodist Church. "We should be loving one another, supporting one another, not fighting, not shooting, not killing."