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Police investigate armed carjacking and shooting in Boca Raton

Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 11:47:38-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Police are investigating an armed carjacking and shooting that occurred Friday night in Boca Raton.

Police say that just before midnight on Friday, February 23, 2018, the female victim and her friend were exiting the 7-Eleven store at 1300 NW 2nd Avenue and walking towards their car.

The victim says she was approaching the driver's side of her car when a black male exited the vehicle next to her and claimed she hit him with her car door.

The suspect brandished a gun and pointed it at the victim, firing once and striking her in the leg.

The suspect then entered the victim's black 2017 Mazda CX5 (Florida tag # ARZX39) and fled the scene.

He left a white Ford Edge SUV behind, which was reported stolen out of Deerfield Beach on January 6.

The woman was transported to Delray Medical Center for treatment of her wounds.

The suspect was described as a black male, late 20's or early 30's, standing approximately 5' 10" - 6' tall, medium build and wearing a black shirt.

If you have information relevant to this investigation, please contact Detective Robert Volguardson at 561-338-1308 or Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.

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