Three people were seriously injured after a brawl broke out outside a nightclub in downtown Melbourne early Saturday morning, according to Melbourne police.
Officers responded to the shooting at 800 E. New Haven Avenue at 1:23 a.m., police said. A police statement said there were a large number of people in the area and there was evidence of a crime scene, but no casualties.
Moments later, officers were dispatched to Holmes Regional Medical Center and brought in three men with gunshot wounds. When police converged at the hospital, they stopped the car that had dropped him off one of the victims. Police said the two men who were in the car escaped on foot unharmed. Both were caught and arrested for resisting the officers. Police said their involvement remains unclear.
Melbourne Police said they had interviewed a number of people but had yet to identify a suspect.
Of the three victims of the shooting, two are in serious condition and one has minor injuries.
Early Saturday afternoon, the only evidence of an early morning shooting in downtown Melbourne was evidence markers, crime scene tapes left on trees, several shattered boarded up windows, bullet holes and numerous bullets. It was just a Chevrolet Suburban with holes in it. One bullet lodged in a suburban car seat.
Melbourne Police are asking anyone with information to call the Melbourne Police Department at (321) 608-6731 to speak with a detective or to call the Central Florida Crime Line at 800-423-TIPS (8477). increase.
Congestion in downtown Melbourne after business hours has long been a concern.
In March 2022, a 34-year-old man was shot dead at Off the Traxx downtown.The bar is reportedly nearing full capacity About 350 regular customers. Melbourne’s Code Enforcement Board later fined Off The Traxx $5,000 for failing to provide a team of five security personnel who received the necessary training on the night of the fatal shooting. Did. Off The Traxx closed without notice in September.
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