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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Boynton Beach shooting, police say

String of violence Wednesday injures 4 people in city
Shooting scene at 3035 East Palm Drive in Boynton Beach on June 21, 2023
Posted at 7:21 PM, Jun 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-22 00:03:10-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A man was shot Wednesday evening in Boynton Beach after three other people were injured 2 miles away in a separate shooting earlier in the day, police said.

The latest shooting occurred just after 5 p.m. at 3035 East Palm Drive.

Police were looking for two people connected to the shooting.

The man suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police.

"Hearing that someone was that badly injured came as a shock," Jane Archer, who was next door at the time of the shooting, told WSPTV's Joel Lopez. "They'll get caught eventually. It'll be probably better for them to come forward."
She said she knew the man who was shot.

"He never seemed like a troublemaker or anything, no loud parties or anything," Archer said. "I've seen a few friends come over occasionally but I never saw him getting in any altercations or anything and then a couple of months ago there was a drive-by there and that was out of the ordinary."

Boynton Beach police searched for the suspect while urging people in the neighborhood to stay inside.

"They ain't coming out their house. They are staying inside the house," Ferdinand Lebron said about his parents.

When he heard about the shooting, he checked in on his elderly parents, who live a few houses down from the shooting.
"I was shocked that that happened over there, there are usually kids playing over there," Lebron said.

He said his parents have cameras throughout their house, and he will be checking in on them throughout the night.
"I hope they catch somebody. I hope they catch them because nobody deserves to be shot no matter what they do," Lebron said.

The two shootings Wednesday come after a teenager was gunned down Sunday night in a fight involving two groups in Boynton Beach.