Deputies investigate shooting at Lake Park intersection

Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case following a shooting at an intersection in Lake Park.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said deputies were called to a shooting on Congress Avenue and Silver Beach Road shortly after 10:30 a.m.

When deputies arrived, they found an abandoned vehicle pierced with bullets.

Deputies then located a man with at least one gunshot wound at a nearby Murphy USA gas station in the Walmart parking lot.

The victim was taken to hospital, where he underwent surgery.

One man, who declined to be identified, said he was in his car when he heard the shots.

“All I know is that a black car drove away and all of a sudden it went quiet,” he told WPTV. “Police cars came swarming in like bees. I walked to the gas station and there was a man (who was) in the bathroom. He seemed to have been hit. They took him in an ambulance.”

A short time later, Barbera said, Riviera Beach police were called to a shooting on Congress Avenue and Blue Heron Boulevard, where a car was hit by gunfire. However, no one was injured.

Barbera said deputies also found an abandoned car — possibly linked to the gunman — in the 1500 block of Lucerne Avenue in Lake Worth Beach.

The intersection was closed to traffic during the investigation.

A motive and suspect were not immediately known.

2022 Scripps content only

Leave a Comment