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Man, 18, shot to death in Stuart

Homicide detectives investigate shooting
Area in Stuart of homicide on July 13, 2022, 600 block of Southeast Tenth Street
Posted at 10:39 AM, Jul 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-15 18:44:43-04

STUART, Fla. — An 18-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday night in Stuart, police said.

Stuart police said the man was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Southeast Tenth Street.

Officers attempted CPR until paramedics arrived. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they don't have a motive for the shooting or a description of the shooter.

Anthony Wilson, cousin of Stuart homicide victim
Anthony Wilson describes what happened the night his cousin was fatally shot in Stuart.

Family members say the victim was Devone Delancy of Martin County. They said they heard five gunshots and the victim ended up getting hit twice.

Anthony Wilson, who said he is the victim's cousin, said he heard five gunshots the night of the shooting.

"He was walking, limping and the center of his pants, right here, it was bleeding," Wilson said. "You can see it was bleeding right there, and he was holding his stomach."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Stuart police or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS.