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Man injured in shooting in West Palm Beach; shooter in custody

Posted at 7:16 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 23:17:26-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — One man is injured and another in custody following a shooting in West Palm Beach Tuesday evening.

According to the West Palm Beach Police Department, a ShotSpotter activation was received at 6:24 p.m. in the 500 block of 15th Street.

Officers arrived at the location and saw a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

Police said after a short pursuit the suspect's vehicle went into a waterway in the area of Belvedere Road and Australian Avenue.

He was taken into custody and later identified as 59-year-old Leighwynn McClendon.

The victim showed up at a local hospital later with a gunshot wound. His condition is unknown.

According to police, there are no more suspects.

The investigation is ongoing.