Teen shot several times in Melbourne

17-year-old taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in critical condition

Published On: Mar 19 2013 06:14:14 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2013 10:58:05 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, Fla. -

A 17-year-old boy was critically injured after being shot several times late Monday night in Melbourne.

The shooting happened just before midnight in the 800 block of Juanita Circle.

According to Melbourne police, a 911 caller reported the shooting and officers found the teen lying between two houses.

The teen, whose name has not been released, was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center and underwent surgery and is expected to survive, police said.

Police are interviewing witnesses, but no arrests have been made.

A description of the shooter was not immediately known.

Police say they are following up on several leads, including surveillance video from a neighbor's home that shows people fleeing the scene after the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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