1 dead, another hurt in shooting at Mims neighborhood gathering

Shooting took place in Main Street area

MIMS, Fla. – Brevard County sheriff’s homicide agents continue to piece together details of a shooting in Mims that left a Titusville man dead and one other injured at a large neighborhood gathering late Sunday.

The 35-year-old man was pronounced dead by doctors at a nearby hospital. Parrish Medical Center also was placed on lockdown after one of the victims, along with a large crowd, turned up at the emergency room, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.

Brevard County deputies arrived within minutes and called for backup from the Titusville Police Department to help contain the crowd, which was reported to be over 100 people.

Neighbors on Main Street near Harry T. Moore Avenue stood behind the crime scene tape as deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff's Department worked to find out how the men were shot. 

"I knew when I heard them shots (that )something wasn't right," said Wilfred Mitchell, who lives nearby.

Many neighbors head gunshots outside of a home. 

"I heard two gunshots," Mitchell said. "That's all I heard."

Brevard deputies confirmed at least two shots were fired during the incident.

The agency did not release the names of the men involved, nor did it respond to questions about possible videos of the incident posted on social media, where the name of the reported homicide victim was widely circulated.

It was the 10th homicide to be reported in Brevard County since Jan. 1. 

A motive was not given for the shooting. 

Sheriff's agents also have not publicly identified the shooter or shooters. 

No other details were immediately available. This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.

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