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Cocoa police searching for suspect after drive-by shooting injures man

Victim reportedly shot in shoulder

COCOA, Fla. – A Cocoa man was shot and wounded Wednesday morning in a drive-by shooting, police reported.

The incident led to Endeavour Elementary School, which is several blocks away, briefly being placed on a shelter-in-place order as Cocoa police searched the surrounding neighborhoods for a suspect, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

Police responded to a report of a shooting at 11:18 a.m. in the 800 block of Georgia Avenue, searching for a black car believed to be involved in the shooting. No arrests were made.

"The victim is reporting that it was a drive-by shooting. Officers were searching for a suspect who reportedly fled the area in a black Altima," said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Cocoa Police Department.

Martinez also added that officers were searching for the exact area where the shooting took place.

The shooting victim — who was conscious — was transported to Rockledge Regional Hospital for treatment. He is believed to be in his 30s.

"He was shot in the shoulder, but right now we don't know if the injuries are life-threatening," Martinez said.

The shelter-in-place order was lifted by police at about 11:40 a.m. for Endeavour Elementary.

After he was released from the hospital, the victim told News 6 he didn’t know who shot him or why.