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Former Boy Scouts member killed in Fort Pierce shooting, former state lawmaker says

Police investigating deadly shooting Thursday night on Dundas Court
Dundas Court sign in Fort Pierce, Feb. 10, 2023
Posted at 12:14 PM, Feb 10, 2023

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Fort Pierce police are investigating a deadly shooting that a former state lawmaker said claimed the life of a 21-year-old former Boy Scouts troop member.

The Fort Pierce Police Department said the crime unfolded Thursday evening in the 600 block of Dundas Court near Avenue E, which is less than a mile away from the deadly mass shooting at Ilous Ellis Park last month on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Police said in a news release that the shooting occurred just after 5 p.m.

Investigators said a second victim in the same shooting, a 31-year-old Palm Beach County resident, arrived shortly after at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

While police have not confirmed the identity of the 21-year-old victim, former Democratic state Rep. Larry Lee told WPTV NewsChannel 5 that he was a former member of Boy Scouts Troop 772 in the Lincoln Park community.

Lee, who served in the Florida House from 2012 to 2018, said he started the troop more than 12 years ago and the victim was one of the group's most outstanding members.

While with Troop 772, the 21-year-old man had traveled with fellow troop members to the White House, the United Nations in New York City, and the floor of the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee, according to Lee.

Police said an unknown person involved in the shooting fled the scene in a gray or silver four-door sedan. Fort Pierce police said they are investigating and interviewing witnesses.

Anyone with information or who sees a similar matching vehicle is advised to call Detective Michael Dini at 772-467-6867 or 772-979-1404. Tips can also be reported anonymously to Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS.