A 22-year-old man is facing first-degree murder charges in connection with a triple shooting that left two men dead Wednesday afternoon in West Palm Beach.
The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. inside an apartment at Caribbean Villas off Haverhill Road.
Two of the victims in Wednesday's shooting were identified as Isaiah Hyndman, 21, of West Palm Beach, who died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital and Cortney Lowery Jr., 21, of Riviera Beach, who also died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said probable cause was established for Kenneth Gessesse Hawthorne, 22, who is a resident of the complex.
Hawthorne was taken into custody without incident, charged and booked into Palm Beach County Jail on one count of attempted first-degree murder with a firearm and two counts of first-degree murder with a firearm.
Abiade Granger was identified by his father Walter Granger as the third victim. The elder Granger is a pastor and said he knew everyone involved. “This was not drug-related case, not a gang-related case. I’m just convinced it was a young man that had an untreated mental issue."
Granger said his son was shot 11 times and is in stable condition following surgery. He said he is praying for all involved.
Hawthorne appeared in court Thursday morning and was denied bond. Hawthorne’s family appeared distraught and offered no comments.
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"I feel very bad for the other neighbors that have to face this," said Caleb Gayle, who lives in West Palm Beach.