Woman, children inside vehicle shot multiple times at Palm Bay apartments

Police: Woman shot several times

PALM BAY, Fla. – A woman was shot and wounded Thursday night at an apartment complex, police said.

News 6 partner Florida Today reported that the shooting happened around 9 p.m. at the Ascent of Palm Bay Apartments along Wildbriar Road Northeast, west of U.S. 1.

According to police, the 29-year-old woman and her two children, ages 3 and 6, were pulling onto Wildbriar Road Northeast as the shooter opened fire on their vehicle.

The woman was shot multiple times but was conscious when Palm Bay police arrived, officials said.

“She’s stable and she was talking,” Palm Bay police Lt. Clifton Graves said. “She was shot in the parking lot of her apartment complex."

The woman was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center and is in stable condition, according to police. The children were not hit.

A tenant said he heard the gunfire while he was watching a movie with his family.

"I heard like four or five popping sounds. After a while, I realized that it was probably some gunshots," Melvin Figueroa said.

Tenants said management later confirmed there was a shooting via text message.

"It just said not to worry, it was just a single incident, and not to be concerned," Carmen Garcia shared.

However, the resident of one year said she's very concerned learning about the shooting.

Garcia said she'll now be moving.

“I don’t feel safe in this neighborhood,” she said.

No arrests have been made and the motive for the shooting is not known, police said.

An investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Palm Bay Police Department at 321-952-3456 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.