Boy shot in Facebook-date setup, Casselberry police say

Police search for 3 culprits


CASSELBERRY, Fla. – A boy was injured in an early-morning shooting in Casselberry that began as what was believed to be a hookup among two groups, authorities said.


Police said the shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday after a group of boys arrived at a park to meet some girls who they said they met on Facebook.

Casselberry police said the "girls" were a group of teenage boys who set up the victims for a robbery.

Police said several shots were fired, and one of the bullets grazed one of the boys in the arm.

The culprits ran from the park and barricaded themselves inside a home on Anchor Road, police said.  A SWAT team searched and cleared the home, where some small children were found, according to police.

Several people were apprehended, but it's not yet known how many face charges.  Police said they're relying on the victims to identify the shooters.

No arrests have been made, and no weapons were located, police said.  

No other details were immediately available.