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Man, 24, found shot dead day after another fatal shooting in Fort Pierce

Less than 24 hours earlier, 18-year-old man found dead
Fort Pierce police crime scene vehicle
Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-17 23:21:12-04

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A 24-year-old man was found shot dead at a park Saturday night, less than 24 hours after a fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man who was identified Sunday.

At about 6:45 p.m., officers responded to Maravilla Park/Dog Park at Oleander Avenue and Maple Avenue, west of U.S. 1, about a shooting, the agency posted on social media.

An investigation revealed the man suffered gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Police are looking for a gray vehicle possibly connected to this incident. It was last seen headed eastbound toward U.S. Highway 1.

No other information is available.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact Detective Osorio-Escobar at 772-979-1429. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-8477.

At about midnight Saturday 3 miles north, an 18-year-old man was found shot dead in the area of 23rd Street and Avenue C.

Spokesman Larry Croom said the two shootings are not related.

The victim in that shooting was identified Sunday morning as Jackson Romanello.

Jackson Romanello fatal shooting victim in Fort Pierce on March 16, 2024.png
Jackson Romanello fatal shooting victim in Fort Pierce.