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Man confined to wheelchair shot, killed in West Palm Beach on Fourth of July

Investigators don't believe shooting to be random act
Morning after fatal shooting at 17th Street and Windsor Avenue
Posted at 10:43 AM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 21:42:02-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  — A man confined to a wheelchair was fatally shot while watching fireworks on the Fourth of July in West Palm Beach, police said.

The incident happened Saturday about 9:30 p.m. along the 1100 block of 17th Street.

Police said the victim, Devonte Lanard, 28, of West Palm Beach, was confined to a wheelchair. He was shot and killed and pronounced dead at the scene.

Fireworks label on street at scene of fatal shooting in West Palm Beach
A fireworks wrapper can be seen on 17th Street the morning after a fatal shooting, July 5, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Investigators believe the shooting was a targeted attack and not a random act of violence.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the West Palm Beach Police Department at 561-822-1900 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.