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Suspect arrested after woman found fatally shot inside vehicle near Palm Beach County bar

2 other shootings occur in Belle Glade, Lake Worth Beach
Foster's Shak
Posted at 11:00 AM, Oct 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 16:38:12-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple shootings overnight including the death of a woman near West Palm Beach.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said deputies responded to a shooting at Foster's Shak, located at the corner of Belvedere Road and Congress Avenue, at 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

When deputies arrived, they found a woman in a vehicle dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim's name has not been released.

Barbera said that Gary Leconte, 40, of Greenacres, was arrested Saturday night in the case and faces a charge of first-degree murder.

Foster's Shak bar, woman found dead inside vehicle Oct. 30, 2021
A woman was found dead inside a vehicle at Foster's Shak on Oct. 30, 2021.

Second Shooting

Earlier in the night, deputies responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Northwest 15th Ave. in Belle Glade. Barbera said deputies arrived at about 10 p.m. Friday and found a man with gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is currently listed in stable condition.

Third Shooting

Deputies responded to shots fired in the 1400 block of Wingfield St. in Lake Worth Beach just before 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators arrived at the scene and found evidence of a shooting but no victims, according to Barbera.

A short time later, deputies were advised that a gunshot victim arrived at a local hospital. The victim was treated for injuries described as not life-threatening.

Barbera said detectives are in the preliminary stages of all these investigations. The sheriff's office has not named any suspects or motives in any of the shootings.

Anyone who may have witnessed any of the shootings is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.