1 hurt in Merritt Island shooting

Deputies: Shooting considered isolated, possibly drug-related


MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – One person was seriously injured in a shooting that happened in Merritt Island, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting happened at 4 p.m. Tuesday on Palmetto Avenue.

The victim suffered a single gunshot wound and was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center. Deputies said the injury is serious, but not considered life-threatening.

It is believed the shooter is known to the victim. The shooting is considered isolated and possibly drug-related, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Witnesses to the shooting were being interviewed and questioned Tuesday evening.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call East Precinct General Crimes Unit through the Sheriff's Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162 or CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS (8477). Deputies said all information to CRIMELINE is confidential and tipsters may be eligible for a reward.