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16-year-old girl shot in Cocoa during dispute, deputies say

Incident stemmed from earlier dispute

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COCOA, Fla. – A 16-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital after being shot Tuesday evening in Brevard County, deputies said.

Deputies said the shooting happened on Grace Avenue in Cocoa after 7:19 p.m.

Investigators said the shooting stemmed from an earlier incident between a man who lived at the Grace Avenue home and a another man. After arguing, the visitor left and returned, starting another altercation. During the second incident, deputies said a firearm was discharged, hitting the teenager.

The victim was in serious but stable condition, according to police.

An investigation is ongoing, but no other details have been released.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Agent Randy Truitt, of the West Precinct General Crimes Unit, at 321-617-7306 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).