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Police continue search for West Palm Beach shooters

Posted: 11:23 PM, Jul 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 08:31:44Z

Leading by example, that's what Terryon Chapman says he tries to do with the teens in his West Palm Beach neighborhood.

"I actually created a pressure cleaning company. I grabbed those guys as many as I can before they get too far off," he said.

Chapman believes keeping young people busy can help keep them out of trouble, hopefully away from violence. 

An overnight shooting near Spruce Avenue put one man in the hospital.

Police are still searching for the person who shot and killed a 23-year-old man near Belvedere Road and Georgia Avenue on Saturday. 

Sgt. David Lefont with the West Palm Beach Police Department said, "We are concerned about the recent shootings that we have had and I can tell you that they are targeted attacks."

With many concerned about the recent shootings, there will be more patrolling.

"You may not know that they are actually out there as well. We may have unmarked cars we may not. There will be a different presence that the public might notice," Lefont said. 

Chapman is doing everything he can to protect his neighbors as well. "They say you can't save everybody, but those who want to be saved, you can grab a hold of them," he says.