Boy found shot, lying in middle of Melbourne street
13-year-old in intensive care, police say
MELBOURNE, Fla. – A 13-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound was found lying in a Melbourne street early Monday, according to police.
Melbourne police said the boy was found around 5 a.m. at the intersection of Grant Street and University Boulevard.
According to police, officers went to the area after someone reported that a person was lying in the middle of the road. Officers found the wounded boy and provided medical treatment, police said.
Officials later told News 6 that the boy was in the intensive care unit at a local hospital.
Melbourne police said a dark-colored sedan was involved in the shooting, but no other details have been released.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
The shooting comes less than a week after officers found a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound less than a mile away, near Gibbs and Monroe streets. The teenager was found with multiple gunshot wounds that appeared to be non-life-threatening, police said.
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