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Man, woman injured in Fort Pierce shooting

Posted at 7:57 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 23:42:44-04

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A Fort Pierce man and a woman were shot Monday afternoon and taken to the hospital.

The shooting activity happened in the 800 block of North 32nd Street around 4:45 in the afternoon.

Fort Pierce Police are working to identify possible shooting suspects in the case.

People who live in the area say they are becoming more concerned about gun violence in the area, saying shootings seem to be happening more frequently. At least eight people have been shot in Fort Pierce since early December.

A man was shot and killed Thursday in the 500 block of North 18th Street. Jabarie Junior Orelien, 30, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder with a firearm.

A man was shot and hospitalized in late January near 31st street and Avenue K.

On Jan. 18, a woman said her husband was injured when a stray bullet pierced through their window in the Pine Creek Village Apartments.

Fort Pierce Police also said two people were shot with non-life threatening injuries on Jan. 18 in the 1400 block of North 25th Street.

Commissioner Reggie Sessions said at a commission meeting that a group of young people riddled a home with bullets on Jan. 12 near 23rd Street and Avenue K.

In early December, a 16-year-old girl, Tar'nija Carter, was shot and killed. A 15-year-old boy was also shot, sustaining non-life threatening injuries.

Fort Pierce Police Spokeswoman April Lee said police are increasing their presence in the area of Monday’s shooting.

It is in the area of Chester A. Moore Elementary School, a public park, and a Boys and Girls Club branch.

Fort Pierce Police Detectives are following up on leads and working to identify the suspect(s) involved in this case. If anyone has any information concerning this incident, please contact Detective Jasmine Mojica in the office at 772-467-6905 or on her cell phone at a 772-302-4807 and after hours at 772-467-6800.

If individuals wish to remain anonymous, please call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers 800-273-TIPS (8477)